A scheme for medically retired WA Police Officers
The Western Australian Government set up the medically retired Police Redress scheme, because it believed the treatment of former police officers who were medically retired under Section 8 of the Police Act 1892 for a work-related illness or injury was unpleasant and undignified.
The purpose of the scheme was to acknowledge their separation from the agency under section 8 should have been done better and to show them the dignity and respect they deserve. The scheme was not about compensation for loss of income or their injury. This would hopefully go some way towards making amends for the way this group of officers were treated when they left the service.
13 January 2020 Update
Review Period Extension: New Deadline 27 January
In response to a number of requests, the deadline to submit a request for review of the offer process has been extended until 12.00 noon on Monday 27 January 2020.
The information in the Frequently Asked Question ‘Can I appeal the amount I am offered?’ section of this website has more information about the review process.
January 2020 Update
Letters of Offer
Letters of Offer were distributed to eligible applicants on 20 and 23 December 2019. If you haven’t received your letter please contact the Redress Team at email@example.com or call 6229 5868.
Acceptance of Offer Forms
The Acceptance of Offer and ‘Request to pay money into my bank account’ forms can be returned by mail in the self-addressed envelope enclosed with the Letter of Offer, or by email.
Your form must be received by 4.00pm, Friday 31 January 2020 unless you are submitting a request for review.
Payments will be processed as the Redress Team receives the forms. Please expect a security check call so we know we are paying the correct person.
Applicants must meet all the five eligibility criteria:
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