PIPIN is a dedicated resource for former police offices forced to retire as a result of injuries suffered in the course of their official duties.
The web site was created after guidance issued by the Home Office in its Circular 46/2004 was introduced into the policies of a number of police forces resulting in drastic reductions in the injury pensions of many ex officers. Part of this guidance was declared unlawful and withdrawn in 2012 and the remainder declared unlawful early in 2014.
Chief Constables are required to carry out reviews on a discretionary basis, but must first consider if a review would be appropriate to the purpose and intention of the Regulations. Unfortunately it appears that some forces will still try to use the review procedure as a cost saving measure.
This web site will share information on the developing situation and works closely with the Alliance of Disabled former Police Officers (ADfPO) which maintains a network of representatives in various forces. If your force isn’t represented, please consider becoming a force rep.
ADfPO can call on the services of a very successful legal team who have achieved justice for ex officers and were responsible for the cases which resulted in HOC46/2004 being declared unlawful.
Please become a member on PIPIN, it is completely free of charge and, like ADfPO is run by IOD pensioners for IOD pensioners.
IOD related Information and News items are always needed, if you have information which we can share, please keep us updated. Information is always treated in confidence and identity protected.
The Pipin website is a self help resource and is not intended to offer specific legal advice, nor subvert any lawful procedures or legal authority. The information available is provided in good faith merely to assist in understanding complex issues and procedures and therefore must be accepted in that context, as no responsibility or liability will be accepted for actions subsequently undertaken by individuals or organisations.
Opinions and views expressed are personal views and opinions of individuals and do not necessarily reflect the view and opinions of the operators of the web site or of any organisation associated with the web site.