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Document Can I regain my Tier 2 ill health pension if it has been substituted for Tier 1 ill health pension?

If your Tier 2 ill health pension has been substituted with a Tier 1 ill health pension, your Tier 2 may be reinstated if:

  • You are under Normal Retirement Age, and
  • You stop working all together, and
  • You submit to NHS Pensions new medical evidence for your condition. The medical evidence must be submitted before the submission deadline which is 12 months after the day you first restarted work after your retirement.

Please note: if you have worked for more than 12 months in the NHS since retiring, your Tier 2 pension cannot be reinstated.

If you are under Normal Retirement Age, you have stopped working and your medical evidence is submitted in time, your evidence will be assessed by our medical advisors. If the medical advisors determine that your condition still satisfies the criteria necessary for a Tier 2 ill health pension, your Tier 2 ill health pension will be reinstated from the date the medical advisor makes their determination.

If you start working again after your Tier 2 pension has been reinstated and your earnings exceed the annual LEL once again, your Tier 2 ill health pension will be substituted with a Tier 1 ill health pension as described above, but you will not be allowed a second opportunity to regain your Tier 2 ill health pension.


For more information, please see the Returning to Work following Ill Health Retirement Factsheet on our website.

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