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Northern Ireland Police Injury Benefit Scheme (PO-27681)

Complainant: ​Mr R
Complaint Topic: Injury benefit
Ref: PO-27681
Outcome: Not upheld
Appeal outcome: None
Respondent: Northern Ireland Policing Board
Type: Pension complaint or dispute
Appeal: No

Ombudsman’s Determination


I do not uphold Mr R’s complaint and no further action is required by the Board.  

Complaint summary

Mr R’s complaint against the Board concerns the delay between January 2017 and October 2020 in dealing with his appeal against the decision not to award him a disablement gratuity award (DGA) under the Scheme. Specifically, Mr R argues that:- 

  • The Board has failed to agree to his appeal for reconsideration of its decision. 

  • The Board has failed to send his appeal to the Department of Justice (DOJ). 

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