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.
What happens now?
The review team is compiling de-indentified summaries of each application. It is from these summaries that the Independent Assessment Panel will firstly decide eligibility, and later formlulate an offer of payment.
Letters advising of eligibility or not will go out in May and June. Those eligibile can expect to receive an offer of payment in August 2019.
Applicants must meet all the five eligibility criteria:
Applications have closed