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Hi, has anyone returned to work after ill health retirement?

paulina8 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited July 2023 in Work and employment
Ill health retirement - I've had top tier ill health retirement for 6 years now and understand the Civil Service Pension Scheme may review me 5-yearly. I'm thinking of returning to work part-time as I couldn't undertake full-time work and very much would like to be a Civil Servant once again.  Has anyone been down this path before and able to offer any advice of their journey? Thank you. 


  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,741 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @paulina8 and a warm welcome to our online community, how are you keeping?

    I'm afraid this is a topic where I lack that specialist insight to reliably offer advice. Not to worry though, I've tagged your thread as 'unanswered', and renamed it/moved it to our Work and employment category to help make it more visible to those who have experience.

    Wishing you well with returning to a job it sounds like you love, please keep us posted with how you get on.
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  • just4once
    just4once Scope Member Posts: 87 Courageous
    I am now trapped in a similar situation 
  • MW123
    MW123 Scope Member Posts: 564 Pioneering

    Hello Paulina8 

    I cannot provide advice on the Civil Service Pension Scheme.  If I were in your shoes, I would suggest  the following.  Consult with your  healthcare professionals who can evaluate your present health condition and abilities. They can assist in identifying the appropriate form of part-time employment that suits you.   

    Familiarise yourself with the specific rules and guidelines of your Civil Service Pension Scheme regarding ill health retirement and returning to work. It is crucial to understand any limitations, requirements, or implications for your pension.

    Contact your pension scheme administrators to discuss your plans. They will be able to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information about your pension and how returning to work might impact your benefits. 

    I wish you all  the best as you consider taking this next step.



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