We provide independent opinion on eligibility for pensions. E.g Local government pensions, NHS pension
Ill health retirement assessments are usually based on medical reports and clinical records and where necessary a clinical examination. This assessment is benchmarked to the rules/regulations/criteria of the individual pension scheme.
We often see reports from employee’s treating physicians advising that patients should be retired on the grounds of ill health, where the treating doctors may not be aware of the ill health retirement process and the associated pension rules/regulations.
We use our expertise on ill health retirement to provide impartial medical opinion on whether employees are permanently unfit to work and whether the pension regulation criteria are likely to have been met.