Determine an employee's entitlement to ill-health retirement benefits under the Local Government Pension Scheme: local authority
- The Local Government Pension Scheme allows for payment of pension benefits to employees whose employment is terminated on grounds of ill health.
- There are three tiers of benefits payable in these circumstances. The level of pension payable depends on the employee's prospects of being able to undertake employment again in the future.
- Ill-health retirement must be authorised by an independent medical practitioner. When appointing a practitioner for this purpose, the employer must ensure that he or she holds the required qualifications and meets the requirements relating to independence.