Welcome to the IODPA – Injury On Duty Pensioners Association.
We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (association model) with members who are former police officers all medically retired with an injury on duty award (IOD). This site provides the reader with a wealth of experience, knowledge and information collated by those living with an injury pension. Those involved in IODPA cover the breadth of the UK with links to every region.
This group hopes to share the wisdom of those who have have dealt with problems caused by police pension authorities in order that no-one has to live alone in the dark any more.
We have registration status from the Charity Commission as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with a Registered Charity Number 1174473. We are also recognised as charitable by HMRC for tax purposes.
Injury On Duty Pensioners Association
- To relieve the need of retired and serving police officers in hardship or distress who are disabled as a consequence of being injured on duty
- We campaign to raise awareness and promote understanding of the correct application of the Police Injury Benefit Regulations so that those retired with injury awards receive fair and lawful treatment, respect, equality and inclusion.
- Expose and challenge all aspects of illegality, unfair practices and improper conduct at all levels of injury award administration.
- Share information about good practices and support individuals to effect actions for themselves to achieve lawful and fair outcomes.
- To develop a wider awareness and acceptance that the continued use of unlawful policies and frameworks for the administration of injury on duty awards is failing everyone.
- Provision of unconditional confidentiality and our promise of keeping everything between us. It is fundamental to our core aims that no-one outside of IODPA will know what you’ve told us or even that you’ve been in touch.
- To provide a secure support network and forum for retired injured officers
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