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  1. EmilyP

    Direct Entry...Everything!

    Not quite direct entry but 10 years ago, Surrey were giving ahem, student officers the option to choose their career path while still in training school. Some of them were working in CID without even knowing the basic points to prove on a theft of motor vehicle. I have no idea whether this scheme continued.
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    I totally agree that people abuse the system. Or they appeared to do. I just want to know who decides who is really ill and who isn't. I suffer from an autoimmune disorder. To look at me, you wouldn't think there was anything wrong with me. There are days where I am very ill. So, by whose criteria would I be judged?
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    I suppose the question is - by whose standards is someone genuinely sick? Some very alarming views on this thread.
  4. My simple understanding is that when the Actuaries looked at the ages for the period between 1998 and 2006, it seems that the female longevity age had changed in the opposite direction to what it was in 1998. So, the factor used in 2002 when I left, assumed I was going to live longer than the figures predicted. Or is "live less long"? I do get everything mixed up as it does seem rather complicated. In my instance, it wasn't mega amounts, And, I suspect as it only affected females who retired in the period, the aggravation factor and cost of recouping the over pay, would have far outweighed the amount recouped.
  5. Yes thanks Cheese. I'll stick to being one of the over paid females who won't be pursued to pay back.
  6. You're right Cosmo. I'd forgotten about the officers who chose not to take the full lump sum. Probably because I have never believed anyone would do that. Enjoy the "that'll do for me".
  7. From what I have understood the "extra monthly bit on the pension" applies only to short service pensions.
  8. EmilyP

    The Yorkshire Ripper

    I'm pretty certain he was being treated for schizophrenia before he went on his killing spree Zulu 22.
  9. EmilyP

    The Yorkshire Ripper

    I find this utterly fascinating. I was taught that schizophrenia can not be cured and can only be managed with consistent heavy duty medication. However, the media are reporting that psychiatrists have deemed him no longer mentally ill. The former Head of the Dangerous Severe Personality Unit at Broadmoor thinks Sutcliffe is being kept at Broadmoor because he is famous. Again, Personality Disorders are not curable, under a few circumstances, they can be managed. But only with the consent of the individual. I find it difficult to believe that any psychiatrist would put their licence on the line by deeming Sutcliffe mentally fit. There has to be more to this than has been reported.
  10. EmilyP

    COMPULSORY SEVERANCE: The mother lode

    I really hope I am completely barking up the wrong tree Under 5 and that all the boys and girls in blue are safe in every aspect.
  11. EmilyP

    Injury on duty advice sought

    Martycc - Given that the Fed have been vague, the more I have thought about your situation the more I would urge you to contact IODPA.
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    Injury on duty advice sought

    I will second what Zulu has said and add that you may well find some very helpful information here http://iodpa.org/blogs/ Wealth of collated knowledge and experience.
  13. EmilyP

    COMPULSORY SEVERANCE: The mother lode

    He hadn't got any other tools yet so likely has no other options. We will see. The cyber youngster probationer had me giggling - if only. Counting down to my state pension (the date of which has been moved twice in 8 years).
  14. EmilyP

    COMPULSORY SEVERANCE: The mother lode

    If I knew that, I would be down the bookies. I might be a conspiracy theorist or just an old bat who is slowly loosing her mind. Or maybe they are one and the same What I do know is the politicians are master of spin and subterfuge. .And personally, I would put nothing past them.
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    COMPULSORY SEVERANCE: The mother lode

    I was looking for something else last night when I stumbled upon this little gem of a research organisation. They have done quite a few papers on the police pension and ill health. It is run by a civil servant, is a registered charity and get to speak to Parliament : http://www.ifs.org.uk/search?q=police I don't think this is straying off topic - why would they need VS and CS when they have the new pension regulations and due to be released (and applied retrospectively to April 2015) Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations?