Appeals can be made by employees or affected individuals when they are dissatisfied with a decision made regarding LGPS benefits, that is, a member of the scheme employed by you disagrees with a decision you made about their entitlement to pension benefits following an application for ill health retirement.

In most circumstances, disagreements and complaints can be dealt with by you, or ourselves as the pension fund in the first instance depending on whom the complaint has been made against. However, if the employee or affected individual wishes to pursue the matter further, they are entitled to invoke the appeals procedure.

The process for dealing with these matters is called Application for Adjudication of Disagreements Procedure (AADP), often referred to as IDRP. The process is split into 2 stages. Stage 1 is dealt with by the employer’s nominated adjudicator and stage 2 is dealt with by Derbyshire Pension Fund.

The 'employers guide to appeals' attached to this page will help when dealing with appeals and when nominating an adjudicator. It will help you to avoid unnecessary delays and disputes.

Links to useful documents