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 »
Browse all of the latest news... Read More »
- 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 »
- Last December a group of judges and firefighters won a Court of Appeal case against the government. The Court decided that changes made to their pension schemes were age discriminatory. Both cases were ruled together, as they dealt with similar issues and had previous contradictory outcomes. The Supreme Court refused... 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 »
Meet our Patrons and Ambassadors
Browse all of the latest testimonials... Read More »
- 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 »
- Sue’s story “I devotedly served in my chosen vocation for twenty years. Entering it as a strong and enthusiastic young woman, but leaving it as a broken and lost soul. I was so ill, I couldn’t even resolve my retirement effectively – as is often the case with mental health... Read More »