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Details of teachers' retirals for ill-heath: FOI release

Published: 1 Mar 2019

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
1 Mar 2019
Details of teachers' retirals for ill-heath: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/00473
Date received: 15 Feb 2019
Date responded: 1 Mar 2019
Information requested

 

Information on teachers who retired on ill-health grounds over the last 3 years.

1.     How many teachers have applied for ill-health retirement?

2.     How many teachers’ applications were successful?

3.     Did the successful teachers get the full amount of their pension?

4.     How many applications were not successful?

 

Response

 

1.     How many teachers have applied for ill-health retirement?

 

2016-17

138

2017-18

116

2018-19

101

 

2.      How many teachers’ applications were successful?

 

2016-17

118

2017-18

68

2018-19

75

 

3.      Did the successful teachers get the full amount of their pension?

 

Successful ill-health applications can be paid at two different levels depending upon the severity of the illness.

Partial Incapacity Benefits (PIB) would be granted if the Scheme member is assessed as being permanently unable to teach but can undertake other employment. Members who qualify for PIB will receive a lower level of benefits consisting of service accrued to date of  retirement with no enhancement. 

Total Incapacity Benefits (TIB) would be granted if, as well as being permanently unable to teach, the Scheme member is assessed as having an ability to carry out any work impaired by more than 90% and likely permanently to be so. The total amount of enhancement awarded is half the service the Scheme member could have completed before National Pension Age (NPA).

 

 

PIB

TIB

2016-17

35

83

2017-18

21

47

2018-19

29

46

 

4.      How many applications were not successful?

 

2016-17

20

2017-18

48

2018-19

26

 

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