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Ill health retirement queries

Discussion in 'Retirement' started by Kdunraven, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. Kdunraven

    Kdunraven New commenter

    Please can anyone advise . I am 51 with 9 yrs before retirement at 60. I have rheumatoid arthritis and have been absent with associated ailments
    I have read the documents regarding ill health retirement but am looking for a worker example of what financial recompense I would receive .
    Can anyone give me a worker example of what monthly funds I could receive ?
    Based on 29 years service ? Can anyone respond with the exact mathematical calculation would receive monthly so I can gauge if it is an option for me as I am in more and more pain
  2. diddydave

    diddydave Established commenter

    Sorry to hear of your pain. I have very limited knowledge of the ill-health application process so I think you will need specialist advice - the unions probably have someone who has worked through many of this type of case so I'd get in touch with them to see what advice/help they can offer.

    From my limited understanding you may only get your pension before 55 if you can successfully apply for ill-health retirement, and in that case you would also get the pension without a reduction for taking it early. (https://www.teacherspensions.co.uk/members/working-life/life-events/ill-health.aspx)

    That being the case then logging on to the TPS website and looking at your benefit statement will tell you what that pension is.
  3. Kdunraven

    Kdunraven New commenter

    Thankyou for your advice
  4. Ex-teacher

    Ex-teacher Occasional commenter

    I've started a conversation with you....

    ..... I think!!
  5. diddydave

    diddydave Established commenter

    lol...I didn't see one but I also started one with you just in case...
  6. Kdunraven

    Kdunraven New commenter

    Thankyou any comments appreciated
  7. Kdunraven

    Kdunraven New commenter

    Thankyou and further help appreciated
  8. Ex-teacher

    Ex-teacher Occasional commenter

    I meant id started one with the OP, but I cant see the one you started, although I've got an email about the one you started....

    Where are conversations?
  9. Kdunraven

    Kdunraven New commenter

    There wasn’t one . I replied to prompt one
  10. diddydave

    diddydave Established commenter

    Yes, sorry I realised that a little later :) PLease ignore it.


    Or in the top right hover over your name and a list of links including conversations appears.
    Ex-teacher likes this.
  11. pmichelmore

    pmichelmore New commenter

    If you google “Teacher Ill Health early retirement TES” you’ll find loads of threads on this which should help you put together your application.
    Good luck,
  12. jones14g

    jones14g New commenter

    I wonder if anyone can advise me. I'm considering applying for IHR and need to know can I make an application whilst I am still teaching? I am taking a lot of time off due to my condition but I am trying to not let my students down and am forcing myself to continue to work as best I can. On the TPS guidance forms, it says I need to "Have left all pensionable service because of ‘incapacity’." as one of the criteria before I can be assessed. So do I have to have left work due to my illness first? If I don't get awarded the pension then I will be without money.

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