Forces Pension Society

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Medical Discharge

July 13, 2017
Medical Blog

The increased numbers of medical discharges has led to a good deal of rumour and the suggestion in some quarters that it is now policy to discharge all personnel under Tier 1 and wait for them to appeal against the decision.

We are categorically assured that this is not the case, and believe it. Nevertheless, a number of cases that have been the subject of decisions by the Pensions Ombudsman in the last few years have suggested there has been a lack of consistency over the criteria used for assessing medical discharge cases. We are seeking assurances that a consistent interpretation of the rules is both in place and being followed.

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