Ill-health retirement for active members

A member may be able to take immediate payment of their benefits, no matter their age, if they are dismissed because of ill-health. To get an ill-health pension the member must have been in the scheme for two years and the employer decides (after receiving an opinion from an Independent Registered Medical Practitioner) that: 

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