Ill-health retirement for deferred members

You may be asked by a former member if you'll pay their deferred benefits, before normal pension age, because of ill-health. The same rules also apply to an active member who has opted out of the scheme or holds deferred pension benefits.

Unlike for active members there are no enhancements available. This means you don’t need to decide which tier of benefits apply. You can only award payment of deferred benefits. 

If a member has more than one deferred benefit, they need to be dealt with separately.

For more information, read our ill-health frequently asked questions.