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.
November 2019 Update
The Police Redress Team has now mailed the outcome of the review process to those applicants who requested a review.
Letters of Offer
Eligible applicants can expect to receive a Letter of Offer in late November or early December, and will have four weeks to accept the offer.
Any applicant who expects to be away during this period should alert the Redress Team so we can email the offer letter or mail it to an alternative address.
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