Ill-health retirement for active members

A member may be able to take immediate payment of their benefits, no matter what their age, if they are dismissed because of ill-health. To get an ill-health pension the member must have met the two years qualifying period, and: 

  • The member is, as a result of ill-health or infirmity of mind or body, permanently incapable of discharging efficiently the duties of the employment they were engaged in
  • The member, as a result of ill-health or infirmity of mind or body, is not immediately capable of undertaking any gainful employment