Welcome to the Injury on Duty Pensioners Association.
"Supporting the rights of injured officers"
IODPA is the only dedicated organisation that supports police officers that have been injured on duty through no fault of their own. Injuries can be mental, physical, or on occasions can be both.
We advise officers, who are going through the ill health retirement process, are applying for an injury pension, or are subsequently having their pension award reviewed. Examination of historical awards is also sometimes necessary to ensure that they were correctly administered.
Our membership covers every force within England and Wales, Police Scotland, RUC & PSNI, British Transport Police and the Isle of Man. Come and join us, and help us to support injured officers.
Know your rights...
What is ill-health retirement?
Retiring through ill-health can be a difficult and emotive time. If you're not sure of the process or what may happen to your pension, then have a read of our guide. ... Read More »
What is an injury on duty?
Are you retired or about to retire and been injured on duty with a permanent injury which affects your earning capacity? If so, find out whether you may be eligible for an injury pension... Read More »
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and you
This guide is based on our interpretation, ongoing legal challenges and numerous advice that’s already been issued by the Information Commissioners Office (‘ICO’)... Read More »
- Bad law, or a bad law, or bad laws may refer to: – A law that is oppressive – A law that causes injustice – Dumb laws, those laws which are particularly bizarre Appeal for Justice Please support our appeal for crowdfunding for this very important cause. Make NO mistake, this ruling affectsRead More »
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- IODPA member Keith Henderson has committed to an endurance walking challenge to raise funds for two charities, IODPA and Prostate Cancer UK. In a public post, this is what he wrote – As some of you know, I had a crazy idea for a fundraiser. No one has tried... Read More »
- The Court of Appeal today handed down judgment in the case of Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, R (On the Application Of) v Kelly & Anor  EWCA Civ 1699 (19 November 2021) On the 5th June 2005, Mr Kelly was required to retire as a serving police... Read More »
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- Questions For A Selected Medical Practitioner (SMP) Under The Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006, the SMP has four questions to consider for an injury award – (a) whether the person concerned is disabled (b) whether the disablement is likely to be permanent… (c) whether the disablement is the result of... Read More »
- Calculating Injury Pensions Injury pensions are calculated using the table in Schedule 3 of The Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006. Only four parameters are needed for the calculation, Annual Pensionable Pay (‘APP’) Length of service Level of disability (band 1 to 4 as determined by the Selected Medical Practitioner... Read More »
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- Johnny’s Story After very little sickness during my service, I became seriously ill through work place events which was exasperated by the lack of support from my line managers and management. Had I received the support that I begged for, I would have ended up completing my service, but my... Read More »
- Martin’s story This is my story and I am writing it in the hope that it may give other Police IOD pensioners the confidence to appeal and challenge grossly unfair injury pension awards with the help and support of the IODPA. In the early 2000’s I was a Police Motorcyclist... Read More »
- Who can join? We offer membership to officers that have retired with an injury on duty pension, or are going through the process of ill health retirement and expect to receive an injury on duty pension at the conclusion of the process. We have members from every force in the country... Read More »
- We are a support based association with shared experiences that provides signposting and opinion and as such we do not give legal advice. Support and information in facilitating you to deal with a frightening process is our strength and where IODPA cannot give legal advice, we can provide you with information... Read More »