Agenda item

Application for Early Release of Pension Benefits on Compassionate Grounds from a Former Employee of the Transformations and Partnerships Service


The Committee considered a joint report of the Corporate Director Transformations and Partnerships, and the Human Resources Advice and Support Manager which requested the Committee to consider an application for the early release of pension benefits on compassionate grounds (for copy see file of Minutes).


Members discussed the case at length and Councillor Brown noted that it was unusual that, in accordance with pensions regulations, there was no option for the applicant to access her pension with reductions when she left the scheme. The Committee considered the applicant’s circumstances against the agreed criteria and determined that the application should be viewed compassionately.




That the application for the early release of pension benefits be granted on compassionate grounds without reductions (option 6(b) in the report).