NHS Pension Scheme (PO-20702)
Ms N has complained that NHS BSA has said she is not eligible to retain Special Class Status (SCS). This means if she decides to retire at age 55, she will be subject to retirement reductions.
Summary of the Ombudsman’s Determination and reasons
The complaint should be upheld against NHS BSA, and within 28 days it should review its decision not to allow Ms N retention of SCS. This is because there are flaws in its decision-making process and it did not follow the approach set out in the judgment of NHS BSA v Williams  ICR 327 (NHS BSA v Williams).