Dear Ministry of Defence,

Under the Freedom Information Act 2000, please provide me with the following information:

Since 1 April 2015, the total number of MOD employees who applied for ill health retirement; and the number that were successful, broken down between those granted lower tier and those granted upper tier awards prior to any appeal.

Since 1 April 2015, the number of appeals arising from those granted a lower tier award at first decision and the number of those that resulted in a change of award from lower to upper tier

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Tranham

CIO-FOI (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Dear Mr Tranham,

 

I acknowledge receipt of your e-mail of 20 March 2020, which has been 
recorded as a Freedom of information request Reference: FOI2020/03914. 
The target date for reply is 21 April 2020.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Rights Team

 

 

Ministry of Defence

 

correspondence@mod.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Defence Business Services Secretariat, Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Tranham ,

Please find attached our response to your recent enquiry.

Regards

DBS Secretariat

Dear [email address] on behalf of Defence Business Services Secretariat,

Thank you for your request for clarification, following my FOI request dated 20 March asking for ill health retirement data for MOD employees.

I confirm that my request relates to civilian employees only. As far as I am aware military personnel do not have ill retirement benefits that are categorised as upper and lower tier as they fall under different pension arrangements.

Yours faithfully,

A. Tranham

correspondence@mod.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Defence Business Services Secretariat, Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Tranham,

Your clarified request has been logged under our reference FOI2020/04785
and the target date for response is 21 May 2020.

Yours sincerely,

DBS Secretariat

A. Tranham left an annotation ()

Please note that if you are making a request related solely to MOD civilian employees (ie those employed as Civil Servants) ensure you specify this in your request. As was the the case with this request, a request that uses the term “MOD employees” will be considered too general by the FOI officer and he or she will ask you to clarify your request to specify which category of employee your request relates to, eg solely civilian or armed forces personnel or both. It is wise to do this even if you consider other terminology in your request indicates the category of employee that you are interested in.

correspondence@mod.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Defence Business Services Secretariat, Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Tranham

Please find attached our response to your recent enquiry.

Regards

DBS Secretariat Team

A. Tranham left an annotation ()

The response usefully reveals that MOD does not centrally collate information about the number of civilian employees to whom it grants ill health retirement pension benefits. Its basic information source is individual applications each of which would need to be checked to collate the data. MOD appears to have collated no statistical information about ill health retirement in returns to the Cabinet Office or for its own ministers about the administration of the Civil service pension schemes.

The response states that the MOD holds "some" information in the scope of my request but does not state what this is or if section 12 applies to it in its entirety or in part.

The response suggests that the Cabinet Office, as the administrator of the scheme, may be able to provide the information. The Cabinet Office replied some weeks ago that they do not hold the information. But had they done so, any information about MOD civilian employees would presumably have been sent to them by MOD.

My sincere thanks to the MOD staff involved in handing my request.