Police Injury Pensions

Holly Gibson made this Freedom of Information request to Merseyside Police

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Dear Merseyside Police,

Please supply the following information:

1. How many former officers of your force are in receipt of an injury pension, as per regulation B4 of the Police Pensions Regulations 1987 or regulation 11 of the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006?

2. The degree of disablement of a person in receipt of an injury pension may be reassessed or 'reviewed' from time to time. In the period January 1st 2011 to 31st October 2015, how many reviews of degree of disablement were held?

3. What was the result of these reviews? On a year by year basis, please express this as the total number of pensions increased, pensions decreased, or no amendment of pension paid.

4. On a year by year basis, how many notices of appeal to a Police Medical Appeal Board have been made in regard to injury pensions?

Yours faithfully,

Holly Gibson

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If any former officer in receipt of an injury pension, or any serving officer about to be retired due to injury on duty, has any concerns about the administration of police injury pensions, or seeks advice on the Regulations governing same, then please contact the Injury on Duty Pensioners Association (IODPA) via its web site: iodpa.org

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Dear  Ms Gibson

 

Response Letter - FOI Application SM322/15  (please quote in all
correspondence)

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by Merseyside Police on  12/11/15 .  I note that you seek access to the
following information:

 

1. How many former officers of your force are in receipt of an injury
pension, as per regulation B4 of the Police Pensions Regulations 1987 or
regulation 11 of the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006?

 

2. The degree of disablement of a person in receipt of an injury pension
may be reassessed or 'reviewed' from time to time. In the period January
1st 2011 to 31st October 2015, how many reviews of degree of disablement
were held?

 

3. What was the result of these reviews?  On a year by year basis, please
express this as the total number of pensions increased, pensions
decreased, or no amendment of pension paid.

 

4. On a year by year basis, how many notices of appeal to a Police Medical
Appeal Board have been made in regard to injury pensions?

 

 

Following receipt of your request searches were conducted within
Merseyside Police to locate information relevant to your request.  I can
confirm that the information that you requested is held by Merseyside
Police.

 

To locate the information relevant to your request, searches were
conducted in the Human Resources Department

The searches located the records relevant to your request.

 

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you.  Please
find attached my full Response Table.

 

 

Complaint Rights

 

Your attention is drawn to the information following this response, which
details your rights of review and of complaint.            

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
to or e-mail me at the below address, quoting the reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Sandra Miller

Disclosure Analyst

Data  Access Unit

Merseyside Police

PO BOX 59

LIVERPOOL  L69  1JD

Tel: 0151 777 1978

Fax: 0151 777 1674

E-mail:  [1][Merseyside Police request email]

 

 

 

 

 

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Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

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Dear  Ms Gibson

 

Response Letter - FOI Application SM322/15  (please quote in all
correspondence)

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by Merseyside Police on  12/11/15 .  I note that you seek access to the
following information:

 

1. How many former officers of your force are in receipt of an injury
pension, as per regulation B4 of the Police Pensions Regulations 1987 or
regulation 11 of the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006?

 

2. The degree of disablement of a person in receipt of an injury pension
may be reassessed or 'reviewed' from time to time. In the period January
1st 2011 to 31st October 2015, how many reviews of degree of disablement
were held?

 

3. What was the result of these reviews?  On a year by year basis, please
express this as the total number of pensions increased, pensions
decreased, or no amendment of pension paid.

 

4. On a year by year basis, how many notices of appeal to a Police Medical
Appeal Board have been made in regard to injury pensions?

 

 

Following receipt of your request searches were conducted within
Merseyside Police to locate information relevant to your request.  I can
confirm that the information that you requested is held by Merseyside
Police.

 

To locate the information relevant to your request, searches were
conducted in the Human Resources Department

The searches located the records relevant to your request.

 

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you.  Please
find attached my full Response Table.

 

 

Complaint Rights

 

Your attention is drawn to the information following this response, which
details your rights of review and of complaint.            

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
to or e-mail me at the below address, quoting the reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Sandra Miller

Disclosure Analyst

Data  Access Unit

Merseyside Police

PO BOX 59

LIVERPOOL  L69  1JD

Tel: 0151 777 1978

Fax: 0151 777 1674

E-mail:  [1][Merseyside Police request email]

 

 

 

 

 

Making a complaint or appeal about your Freedom of Information response

We accept that sometimes you may not agree with the decision we’ve made
about your Freedom of Information request. If this is the case there is an
internal complaints procedure that should be followed.

You should make your complaint in writing to:

Information Access Unit

Information Bureau

Merseyside Police

PO BOX 59

LIVERPOOL

L69 1JD

It should detail:

What the original request was

The nature of the complaint

Why you feel you should have received more information

Your complaint will be fully investigated and will be dealt with by a
staff member who was not involved in the original decision. We will write
to you to advise the outcome of your complaint.

If you are dissatisfied with the results of your complaint you have the
right to appeal to the Information Commissioner. He can be contacted at:

The Office of the Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

More information is available from the Information Commissioner's website

[2]http://www.ico.gov.uk

 

 

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views of Merseyside Police.

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and from Merseyside Police may be subject to monitoring and recording.

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References

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