Determine an employee's entitlement to ill-health retirement benefits under the Local Government Pension Scheme: local authority

Key points

  • 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.

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