It is important to refer t o the Rule Book( rule 16) to
check on whether the member is eligible for an ill-health benefit before the
termination forms (JF4 and JF8) are completed.
As a guide , in order for a member to qualify for this
benefit , their pensionable service ( period of contributing to the Fund) must
be at least ten years or if it is less than ten years but at least five years ,
the member must have attained at least age forty years.
The folllowing documents should be submitted to the Fund
in respect of ill health retirements:
JF4 and JF8 forms fully completed with Local Authority
Medical Board papers and doctor's letter recommending
retirement on medical grounds.
In respect of married members , certified copy of
marriage certificate or affidavit plus spouse's Identity card.In addition,
certified copies of minor children's birth certificates ( those under 18 years
or bethween 18 and 23 years if he/she is undergoing educational courses) must be
submitted. In respect of dependent children undergoing educational courses , a
letter from the scholl or college head is required.