- PO determination on irrational refusal of ill-health pensions (PO-11039)
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- What were the facts?
- What did the Adjudicator of the Pensions Ombudsman decide?
- What was the Deputy Pension Ombudsman’s decision?
- What are the implications of this determination?
Pensions analysis: The Deputy Pensions Ombudsman upheld a complaint from a member of an occupational pension scheme that his employer had failed to consider properly a request for a severe incapacity pension, despite medical evidence that he was eligible. The employer’s refusal was based on an irrational inferrence that the member had withheld medical information at the time of his employment. Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP looks at the decision.
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