This is a quick reference guide only and is not intended to replace existing policies and procedures. See ‘what are the relevant policies and procedures’ for further details.
The HSE is committed to the health and wellbeing of employees and aims to support employees out of work on long term absence due to illness.
The granting of pay, under the various long term absence benefit schemes, is subject to full compliance with the provisions and conditions of the procedures as set out in the HSE Managing Attendance Policy, HSE Long Term Absence Benefit Schemes Guidelines, Rehabilitation Policy and other relevant policies. Failure to comply with any of these provisions may result in the scheme being withheld.
Temporary Rehabilitation Remuneration (TRR) refers to the rate of pay you may be awarded if you have exhausted benefits from all other paid sick leave. The rate of TRR is the same rate of pension that you would receive if you were to retire on the grounds of ill health at that time. However, time spent on this scheme is NOT reckonable for pension purposes.
Eligibility and granting of the TRR payment is based on the relevant pension scheme rules. In order to qualify you must have a realistic chance of returning to work and providing a regular and efficient service.