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…

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week ...
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Conflict Of Interest

“Conflict Of Interest” – A term used to describe the ...
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Collusion by Human Resources

Who shall set a limit to the influence of a ...
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Annex C – The Legacy

The evil that men do lives after them; the good ...
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Latest News…

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  • Injured Pensioner Wins Court Case Over Back Payment Of Pension

    Injured Pensioner Wins Court Case Over Back Payment Of Pension

    IODPA member Angie McLoughlin has successfully won her hearing which was heard at Leeds County Court on Thursday 21st March 2019. Following a regulation 32(3) review under The Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006 in which Mrs McLoughlin had her original injury award changed from a band 1 to a band... Read More »
  • Thames Valley Police Lead The Way With Ethical Injury Reviews

    Thames Valley Police Lead The Way With Ethical Injury Reviews

    Thames Valley Police (‘TVP’) lead the way in how Injury on Duty reviews should be carried out and if they do indeed, follow the process as described by their National Association of Retired Police Officers Secretary (‘NARPO’), they should be applauded and praised. We are extremely pleased to read this publication... 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 »


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  • Sue


    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 »
  • Rosie Mac

    Rosie Mac

    Rosie Mac’s Testimonial to IODPA   I found a group of people, now named ‘IODPA’ I listened very carefully to what they had to say This group is full of members sharing research and advice I’ve found that every single member is very, very nice.   They spoke of many... Read More »