Pension benefits may be reduced if a loss to public funds has occurred as a result of a member’s serious criminal, fraudulent or negligent behaviour.
The Department of Health may direct that all or part of any benefit payable to a member or their dependants may be forfeited if the member is convicted of an offence in connection with their employment which is committed before pension benefits become payable.
Where the financial loss is suffered by an employer, the amount of the reduction in benefits could potentially be repaid to the HSC employing authority.
HSC employing authorities who wish to take such action against a scheme member should provide HSC Pension Service with full details of any individual case in writing, including information regarding any ongoing or completed legal proceedings against the individual staff member.
HSC Pension Service
75 Duke St
Tel No. 028 71319111