Can I apply for ill-health benefits as a deferred member?

If you become ill before the date on which your deferred benefits are payable, immediate payment may be made if it is established after a medical examination by NILGOSC’s Occupational Health Consultant, that the illness is permanent and would have resulted in your retirement on medical grounds had you still been in the employment to which your deferred benefits apply.

Application should be made to NILGOSC in writing, accompanied by a current medical certificate stating the permanency of the illness. 

Please use the the LGS22B Ill-Health Medical Examination Request Form for a Deferred Member (*PDF, 526KB).