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.

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 » 

Have you been called for a review of your injury pension?
Have you been called for review and need to know what to do, and what your rights are? Do not reply until you understand what your legal obligations are... Read More »


Latest Blogs…

Browse all of the latest blogs... Read More »

Northumbria Police Produce Guidance To SMPs

A man who works evil against another works it really ...
... Read More »

Post Summer Update

Now that Summer is slowly grinding to an end and ...
... Read More »

A Tale Of Two Forces

‘In my judgement, Mr Lock’s submission is correct . ...
... Read More »

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week ...
... Read More »

Latest News…

Browse all of the latest news... Read More »
  • Possible Pension Miscalculations in PSNI

    Possible Pension Miscalculations in PSNI

    We were recently contacted by a retired officer from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (‘PSNI’) regarding an ill-health pension calculation from two years ago. The officer had joined the service under the Police Pension Scheme 1988 (‘PPS 1988’), and retired under the Police Pension Scheme 2015 (‘PPS 2015’). A... Read More »
  • Officers Should Be Warned Of The Tax Implications On Pensions

    Officers Should Be Warned Of The Tax Implications On Pensions

    In a recent court case, several recently retired officers from Essex Police and the Avon and Somerset Constabulary brought a joint action by way of judicial review against a decision made by the Pensions Ombudsman. The Ombudsman had received numerous complaints that both forces had incorrectly told them their retirement... Read More »


  • Membership


    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 »

Legal Advice

  • Signpost to Legal Advice

    Signpost to Legal Advice

    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 »

Meet our Patrons and Ambassadors

  • Patrons and Ambassadors

    Patrons and Ambassadors

    IODPA Patrons Pete Conway –  Comedian, singer and entertainer   I first became aware of the IODPA through talking to some of my old colleagues. I only spent a short time in the old Stoke on Trent City force but it was my formative years and I have remained friends... Read More »


Browse all of the latest testimonials... Read More »
  • Jim


    Jim’s story I was pensioned out of the police a few years ago, after being diagnosed with PTSD as a result of a prior injury . I was awarded a band 3 IOD pension, as the SMP’s decision was to reduce my percentage for reasons of a perceived failure to... Read More »
  • Ray


    Ray is 56 years old, married and father to two adult children. Following two duty motorcycle collisions in the late 1990’s, he required emergency spinal surgery and was eventually medically retired from the Police due to these injuries in June 2000. His injuries were assessed to reduce his earning potential... Read More »