Ill Heath Retirement-16078

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A request for information about Ill Health Retirement-16078-June 2016

Ref: FOI/16078

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 7th June 2016.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

Q1. I would like to know how many employees of West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service have retired due to ill health under the firefighters pension scheme 1992 since the 1st July 2006?

Reply

27

Request

Q2. How many of these retirees retired with an award of a higher tier pension?

Reply

12

Request

Q3. Of these retirees, how many have subsequently been subjected to a pension reassessment?

Reply

Please see attached Fee Notice  FOI16078- Fee Notice.

Request

Q4. How many retirees have been subject to more than one pension reassessment under the firefighters pension scheme 1992 since 1st July 2006?

Reply

Please see attached Fee Notice

Request

Q5. What is the total cost implications of employing an authority medical advisor (AMA) to interview retirees under review?

Reply

There are no specific clinics for retirees, they would be added on to a normal clinic.

Request

Q6. Who foots the bill for these AMA reviews?

Reply

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service.

Request

Q7. How much does it cost to refer a review to an independent qualified medical practitioner (IQMP)?

Reply

There is no set cost as it is dependent on the work involved in each specific case.

Request

Q8. Who foots the bill for these IQMP reviews?

Reply

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service.

Request

Q9. Of the reviews carried out, how many have led to a reclassification of an ill health injury award under the 1992 firefighters pension scheme?

Reply

Please see attached Fee Notice

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

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