If you are affected by the 2015 Remedy and have applied for ill health retirement since 1st April 2015, your application will soon be reassessed. You will have the opportunity to ask about the process if you have any concerns. More information about what this means and the required actions is provided below.

Am I affected by the Remedy?

You can find if you are affected by using the Am I Affected tool.

Information for members who have applied for ill health retirement since 1st April 2015

We will soon begin reassessing ill health applications for those members who are impacted by the Remedy (also known as McCloud). We are undertaking this reassessment in response to the McCloud judgement to understand whether any member who applied for ill health retirement under their existing pension scheme, would have been eligible for ill health benefits under their alternative pension scheme.

These members were assessed at the time by one of the two Scheme Medical Advisers in place during the remedy period:

  1. 1 April 2015 – 30 June 2017: Health Assured
  2. 1 July 2017 – 31 March 2022: Health Management Limited

Each Scheme Medical Adviser had different arrangements, this is why the reassessment will differ depending on when the application was made.

The reassessment will be based on the member’s medical condition at the time of their application. The diagram below will help members determine any relevant actions depending on their circumstances.

Mycsp Ill Health Retirement Remedy Graphic

Once the reassessment is completed, we will be writing out to the relevant members to advise the next steps. As the process will take some time to complete and there are a substantial number of members, we expect to send letters by April 2023. It is worth noting that any revised pensions will not be put into payment before October 2023.

If you decide not to be reassessed now and change your mind later, there will be another opportunity in the run up to October 2023 to have a reassessment. We’ll contact you nearer the time to provide more details on this.

Published:
28 February 2022
Last updated:
1 June 2022