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How long does it take to get ill health retirement from the Civil service?

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roytheboy
roytheboy Community member Posts: 5 Listener
edited May 2019 in Work and employment
How long does it take to get I'll health retirement from the Civil service 
I am a member of the classic pension fund. I have submitted my application and have heard nothing

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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @roytheboy welcome to the community! How long have you currently been waiting?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @roytheboy and welcome to the community! I will move your question into another board within the community and I hope you get an answer soon :)
    Scope

  • roytheboy
    roytheboy Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thanks for that
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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  • KG100
    KG100 Community member Posts: 215 Pioneering
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    It took me two years, and I am also on the classic pension. 
  • KG100
    KG100 Community member Posts: 215 Pioneering
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    The civil service certainly don't like to rush things !!
  • KG100
    KG100 Community member Posts: 215 Pioneering
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    The good thing about being a CSP is that they're always on time each month on pension pay day. 
  • twonker
    twonker Posts: 617 Pioneering
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    Couple of months in my case after having my GP confirm the position.

  • KG100
    KG100 Community member Posts: 215 Pioneering
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    I had to go through RAF and RN doctors, although I was a civil servant in the MOD. I wonder if it's different depending on which branch we work for ?
  • roytheboy
    roytheboy Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Well I was TUPED
    from MOD into Carillionamey and then into Amey.
    I have been off unwell now for 7 months and have only seen or heard from my manager on three occasions. It appears that Amey use a private medical company MEDIGOLD and although I have authorised the release of medical info they are dragging their heels in doing so. This is having a negative impact on my mental health issues.



  • KG100
    KG100 Community member Posts: 215 Pioneering
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    I retired about 16 years a go now so it's probably changed a bit.
    Sounds like it's going to be a long drawn out affair like my retirement !!
    Have you got a welfare officer and union rep, both were very helpful for me and tried to keep the management on their toes. 
  • KG100
    KG100 Community member Posts: 215 Pioneering
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    I had the same problem when releasing my medical records, once they got them everything came to a standstill for several months.
    During the 2 year process they actually asked me if I wanted to resign instead.
    They even hinted about a possible redundancy as well.
    I stuck it out for my pension. 
  • KG100
    KG100 Community member Posts: 215 Pioneering
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    Not hearing much from your line manager also happened to me. After a few weeks staff section took over and all contact from then on was through them.
    I left things between my union rep, welfare officer and staff section, I just turned up when required for meetings or medicals. 

  • roytheboy
    roytheboy Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thanks for the response 
    I dread to think how long it will take seems to me all they are interested in is hitting targets.
  • roytheboy
    roytheboy Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Changed days no union reps no welfare reps just HR who are not interested 
  • KG100
    KG100 Community member Posts: 215 Pioneering
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    It seems never ending when you go through it but it's worth it when it's all over.
    Most people who I've met over the years who took medical retirement have said it's taken between one and two years from start to finish. 

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