Who should attend?
If you’re involved in managing your employees who are absent because of health or injury issues, and/or involved in making recommendations and decisions that affect someone’s pension benefits you’ll find this event very useful.
If you are an employer adjudicator, or responsible for managing any appeals against decisions made, it’s important that you come along if you can.
What will the session cover?
What are the criteria? What evidence is needed? What is the role of the independent doctor? How do we make a decision?
What is the appeals process? What is the employer’s role? What powers does an appeal adjudicator have?
Who will deliver the sessions?
The Pension Fund team will be joined by guest speakers, including Kay Riley (Assistant Director – Legal Services), Derbyshire County Council’s adjudicator for LGPS appeals.
The training will be held in the Gothic Warehouse, looking out onto Cromford Canal and just over the road from the main Cromford Mill complex, part of the Derwent Mills world heritage site. Further information about how to get to there is here:
There are 45 tickets available and a light lunch will be provided at the end of the session. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements which we will need to cater for by emailing the team at .
There are a number of low tariff pay and display car parks located around the site, including one adjacent to the Gothic Warehouse. Parking costs approximately £4 for four hours.
09:30: Arrival and refreshments
10:00: Introduction and house keeping
10:10 Ill health retirement – criteria, procedures and decision making
11:10: Refreshments and comfort break
11:25: Appeals – Applications, reviewing decisions and the adjudicator’s role
12:30: Open forum and summary
13:00: Lunch and close (an opportunity to network with fellow scheme employers)
Equal opportunities and accessibility
In pursuit of our equal opportunities policy, every effort is made to ensure proper access and facilities are available in our chosen venues, where possible.
If you have any specific requirements, for example, wheelchair access or hearing loop, please let us know by calling us on 01629 538862 or email