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.
December 2019 Update
Letters of Offer
The Redress Team is sorry to have to advise that the Letters of Offer will not be finalised and ready for distribution late November / early December as previously advised.
The Independent Assessment Panel accepted a couple of applications that were submitted late under exceptional circumstances. This delayed finalising payment amounts. This is now completed and needs final endorsement before the Letters of Offer are distributed.
We expect to have a better idea of when the Letters of Offer will be distributed mid December and will update the website again as soon as we know more.
The impact of a WA medically retired Police Redress payment on Centrelink / social security payments has been updated in the Frequently Asked Questions section of this website.
Applicants must meet all the five eligibility criteria:
Applications have closed