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 »
The Home Office Release a Consultation Paper Over the Unlawful Application Of The Police Pension Regulations 2015The Home Office have released a consultation document providing remedies and a way forward over the age-discrimination issues that came out of the forced imposition of the Police Pension Regulations 2015. In summary, it appears as though the HO is proposing that all legacy schemes for affected public sector workers... Read More »
- The Daily has today run an article about the Staffordshire Police judicial reviews which is due to be heard at Birmingham Administrative Court today and Thursday. It summarises the situation regarding injury reviews very well, highlighting the unjust process and how forces are conducting reviews for no other reason than... Read More »
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- The qualifications of a Selected Medical Practitioner (‘SMP’). The expression Selected Medical Practitioner (‘SMP’) is referred to in the following regulations, the Police Pension Regulations 1987 the Police Pension Regulations 2006 the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006 the Police Pension Regulations 2015 and is a term synonymous with the... Read More »
- What is a H1? The term H1 is regularly used when referring to injury awards, but what does it mean and where does it come from? In simple terms, it refers to the certificate provided by the Selected Medical Practitioner (‘SMP’) confirming the following questions, whether the person concerned is... Read More »
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- Patrick’s story I was ill health retired a few years ago, near the end of my full Police career but refused an Injury on duty award by my force. All of my adult life has been spent serving the public in Police service. I had no hope of being able... 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 »
- 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 »