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 »
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 »
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 »
Browse all of the latest news... Read More »
- Further to our news item and the thoughts David Lock QC on the discriminatory nature of the Police Pension Regulations 2015, here is a link for those who may have been affected. https://www.polfed.org/news-media/latest-news/2020/pfew-to-launch-compensation-claim-against-government/ PFEW to launch Compensation Claim against Government www.polfed.org... Read More »
- David Lock QC gives an interesting insight into a number of conflicting cases and how recent case law has been shaped. The conflict is between Laws/Evans on one hand and Doubtfire/Boskovic on the other. Hopefully we will have a defining correction at some stage in the future. You may read... Read More »
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- Suitable Interval Before a review, or a “reassessment of injury pension” can take place under regulation 37(1),the Police Pension Authority (‘PPA’) must firstly consider whether a suitable interval has elapsed. This is the first part of Regulation 37(1) – 37.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Part, where an injury... Read More »
- Comparison Exercise The regulation used to review an existing award is 37(1). A review, or a “reassessment of injury pension” to be more accurate is a comparison exercise from the date of your award, or your last review to the present day. This is confirmed in the case of Metropolitan... Read More »
Browse all of the latest testimonials... Read More »
- Alex’s story I had nearly completed my full thirty years but one event put paid to that followed by a complete breakdown which ensured that I never entered my police station again as a serving officer. After twelve months on sick leave, the force decided to grant me early ill... Read More »
- Adam’s story To whom it may concern, including police officers and their families of both serving and retired officers across the country. Please take the short time it will require you to read this testimony the importance of which cannot be over estimated; it may save the life of someone... 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 »