Mental Health Officer (MHO) and Special Class (SC) status are only relevant to eligible 1995 Section members. Although not relevant to the 2015 Scheme, it may still need to be recorded to establish possible early retirement criteria for those members who hold preserved rights in the 1995 Section. Employers will need to continue to accurately record either status in these circumstances. The same processes and forms used for protected 1995 members will continue to apply.

Mental Health Officer (MHO) status

Member Forms

Please refer to the for further information.

If your membership record does not already show MHO status and after reading the factsheet you believe it should apply then please complete the MHO Application Form.

Retention of MHO Application Form


Special Class status

There are no forms relevant to the member in this section as entitlement to Special Class status is automatically applied to eligible members.