A tier 1 ill health pension is payable if the following criteria are satisfied:

  • You have left NHS employment due to ill health 

  • You have at least two years membership

  • It has been determined by NHS Pensions and the Scheme's medical adviser that you are permanently incapable of efficiently discharging the duties of your NHS employment due to physical or mental infirmity.

A tier 1 ill health pension is paid without any actuarial reduction for early payment and without any enhancements. 

For more information, please see the Ill Health section on our website.
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