What happens if have to stop work
because of ill health?
If ill health forces you to retire early, you will receive an immediate
pension provided you have completed five years' Contributory Service
and you have the consent of the Company and the Trustees. Your pension
will be based on:
No reduction is made to your pension for early payment.
The Trustee has discretion to increase or reduce ill-health pensions.
The Trustee's decision will take account of medical evidence and
will allow for factors such as severity of illness and ability to
continue some form of employment. In exceptional circumstances,
the Trustee may waive the five-year qualification period. Continued
payment of the pension may depend upon medical certification.