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.
21 May 2020 Update: Inclusion of Cadet Service for the WA medically retired Police Redress Scheme
Cadet service was not included with Police service when calculating length of service for the WA medically retired Police Redress Scheme. This reflected Health and Welfare medical records which recorded an officer’s start date as the date he or she was inducted into the WA Police Force as a Recruit.
Cadet service was raised as part of the Review process and as a result, the Minister for Police has approved Cadet service being included towards total length of service.
This change applies to eligible applicants to the Scheme. The Redress Team has sent a letter to all eligible applicants to confirm if they were a Cadet and if so, the dates of their cadet service.
Once the Cadet service has been verified, it will be added to an applicant’s years of service to reassess quantum. As years of service was just one of many factors that determined quantum, some applicants will be eligible for an additional payment.
Those applicants who are eligible for an increased amount will receive a supplementary offer and once accepted, a supplementary payment.
There will be further details provided in the letter to eligible applicants.
If your contact details have changed since you accepted your offer, please let the Redress Team know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 6229 5868.
Applicants must meet all the five eligibility criteria:
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