Hi, does anyone have any links to current & official guidance on ill health retirement, particularly on how (or indeed, if) a lump sum payment would be calculated in the event of IHR?
I have had some answers on here before as to how it works but I've also had people tell me that the old 39 weeks basic pay is not used anymore and that this benefit has been very much curtailed in its new form - I'm not sure if this was true or misinformation.
A document I believe may have relevant info is: 'Managing Employees with Long Term Ill Health agreement' - this was referenced on page 8 of the 'New Attendance Agreement' but I cant find it online or on the forums.
The DOM can't/won't tell me what I would be offered as an IHR lump sum, union rep said ' I don't know but it's not much you might as well come back' - area rep was equally unhelpful. I'm at a crossroads between taking IHR and staying and continuing to work on getting better, but they can't (or won't) give me the facts I need to make an informed decision, all this vagueness it's doing is adding stress to the process.
Although I would like to see something in writing, a call with HR may be more constructive in finding definitive answer, I called the DOM today and had to demand he puts me in touch with HR, which he is supposedly arranging tomorrow. But if anyone can link to relevant info in the meantime, or let me kow who I can contact for a factual answer, I'd be extremely grateful.