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Benefits for officers retired from the service on account of duty-related injuries

The following types of benefits may be provided to an officer who retires from or leaves the service on account of injuries in the actual discharge of his duty:

  1. Retirement Benefits
    • Officers appointed on pensionable terms will be granted immediate pension benefits which may be enhanced in accordance with the relevant Hong Kong pensions legislation.
    • If the officer was appointed on agreement terms, his accrued mandatory provident fund (MPF) benefits and the contract gratuity for service completed (if applicable) and any untaken leave earned will be payable.
    • If the officer was appointed on the new probationary, new agreement or new permanent terms on or after 1 June 2000 under the new civil service entry system, his accrued MPF or civil service provident fund benefits and the contract gratuity for service completed (if applicable) will be payable. The officer will also be granted an incapacity payment of 24 months' final salary, plus an additional 1.8 months' final salary for every 1% loss of earning capacity as determined under the compensation proceedings of the Employees' Compensation Ordinance.
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  2. Employees' Compensation
    • If the officer is appointed on pensionable terms (or agreement officer who terms of appointment provide for the grant of additional pension) and is permanently injured, he can opt to receive either -
      • an additional pension under the relevant Hong Kong pensions legislation;
        or
      • statutory compensation under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance.
    • If the officer is appointed on the new probationary, new agreement or new permanent terms on or after 1 June 2000 under the new civil service entry system, he will be granted statutory compensation under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance.
  3. Medical and dental benefits (if eligible)

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