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Online Pension Questionnaire

Further to the announcement on 15 May 2020 that the Police Federation of England & Wales intends to launch a Group Action against the Government on behalf of police officers who were victims of discrimination and suffered 'injury to feelings', as a result of changes to pensions caused by the introduction of a new scheme in 2015.

All e mails were sent to members yesterday. They would have shown up as "From: Alex Duncan" and the Subject: 'PFEW Police Pension Scheme Group Action - Online Application Questionnaire'

If you wish to be included in the Group Action, you must complete the online Application Questionnaire.

Am I eligible to join the Group Action Claim?

Eligible applicants are those who:

  • commenced payment of subscriptions within six months of joining the police service and have been a continuous subscribing member since that date (except for any period of unpaid leave, maternity leave or temporary promotion to the rank of Superintendent) or until they exited the Police Service and
  • who were in service prior to and as at 1 April 2015 and in a police pension scheme at that time and
  • who transferred into the 2015 Scheme immediately or who received tapered protection and
  • who did not therefore receive full protection from having to move into the 2015 scheme.


Claimants must also not have previously lodged a legal claim as a result of discrimination in relation to transitional pension arrangements. Eligibility will be subject to further verification by PFEW and/or Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP


If you have not received this e mail can you first check the 'junk' or 'spam' folders to ensure its not in there.

If you still haven't received an e mail can you please e mail reception@merseyside.polfed.org with the subject being Request for Online Application Questionnaire'

All applications have to be submitted by 17 July 2020.

For more information and to access FAQ regarding this please use this link https://www.polfed.org/media/15934/faqs-pfew-pension-compensation-claim-6.pdf

Dave Lowe
Secretary
Merseyside Police Federation