Injury on duty pensions

Marshall Myers made this Freedom of Information request to Avon and Somerset Constabulary

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Dear Avon and Somerset Constabulary,

On the questionnaire sent to sixteen injury on duty pensioners in May 2014, there is a declaration at the back stating

"I..................(print full name) declare that the information I have provided is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief and I understand I may be liable to prosecution and/or payment of my injury award may be reduced or suspended if I have provided any information which is misleading or inaccurate"

Please tell me where in the Police Pensions regulations, regarding injury on duty pensions, it states that payment can be reduced or suspended if information is misleading or inaccurate.

Yours faithfully,

Marshall Myers

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Private Our Reference 107/15

Mr Marshall Myers
Date 26 January
[1][FOI #250187 email] 2015

 

 

Dear Mr Myers

 

I write in connection with your request for information dated 26^th
January 2015 concerning injury on duty pensions. This request will be
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

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C Quartey

 

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Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ

Facsimile 01275 814667

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Private Our Reference 107/15

Marshall Myers Your reference  

[FOI #250187 email] Date 23 February 2015

 

Dear Mr Myers

 

I write in connection with your request for information dated 26^th
January concerning injury pensions.

 

Specifically you asked:

On the questionnaire sent to sixteen injury on duty pensioners in May
2014, there is a declaration at the back stating

 

"I..................(print full name) declare that the information I have
provided is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief and I
understand I may be liable to prosecution and/or payment of my injury
award may be reduced or suspended if I have provided any information which
is misleading or inaccurate"

 

Please tell me where in the Police Pensions regulations, regarding injury
on duty pensions, it states that payment can be reduced or suspended if
information is misleading or inaccurate.

 

The statement has been on the questionnaire relating to injury awards
since 2003 (arising from a meeting of the Attendance Management Group held
on 9 October 2002).     The statement reflects the details included in the
questionnaires provided by Essex and Sussex Police at that time and agreed
with the Federation in January 2003.  The statement is intended to clarify
that there are possible consequences should a former officer either omit
information which is relevant to the consideration of the injury award
and/or purposely provides misleading information which could possibly be
fraudulent.    If the statement is not signed, it does not halt the review
process, but if the details were found be fraudulent due consideration
would be given to the next appropriate steps.    It may be helpful to note
that this statement has never needed to be actioned to date.

 

Yours sincerely

 

C Quartey

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Corporate Information Management Department

 

 

Please note:

1.     Requests and responses may be published on Avon and Somerset
Constabulary’s website (within 24 hours), some of which may contain a link
to additional information, which may provide you with further
clarification.

2.     Whilst we may verbally discuss your request with you in order to
seek clarification, all other communication should be made in writing.

3.     Avon and Somerset Constabulary provides you with the right to
request a re-examination of your case under its review procedure (copy
attached).

 

 

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