4.1.54 If, exceptionally, you re-employ someone who has an upper-tier ill health pension, they are not eligible to rejoin the CSP arrangements. This is because an upper-tier ill health pension includes a service enhancement through to pension age. If, after review, the upper-tier top-up is withdrawn, the person can then rejoin the pension arrangements. The rejoiner will then be eligible to join either alphanuvos or partnership depending on their eligibility (see Annex 4A).

Please note: you must enrol the person into the Civil Service pension scheme, notwithstanding the general exclusion of people with an upper-tier ill health pension in payment. In such circumstances, the quarantine process set out in the following paragraphs should be followed.

Published:
23 December 2021
Last updated:
23 December 2021