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If an application for Consideration of entitlement to ill health retirement benefits (application form AW33E) is successful, the payable date of the ill health retirement benefits is the day after termination of all NHS employment. Your employer needs to close down the record with exit code 04 as termination due to sickness.

Any untaken annual leave will extend the NHS employment termination date.

If you successfully dispute a Consideration of entitlement to ill health retirement benefits decision via the Internal Dispute Resolution (IDR) process the appropriate tier of benefits become payable from the day after all NHS employment has ceased.

Where Tier 2 entitlement is established as a result of a reassessment request, the Tier 2 benefits become payable from the date on which the Tier 2 decision is reached, they are not backdated to the date from which the Tier 1 benefits were paid.

If you have left the Scheme and your benefits are deferred, the payable date for a successful Consideration of entitlement for early payment of deferred benefits due to ill health application (AW240), which includes consideration of an application under the Internal Dispute Resolution (IDR) process, is the date on which the healthcare provider completed part 2 of AW240 application form.