What happens if you become ill?

Support for you and your family in difficult times. 

While you’re an employee, the Scheme provides ill-health cover in case you fall ill and are unable to return to work. Initially, Company sick pay may be available but if you’re ill for an extended period, there is cover for if you’re no longer able to work.

If your ill health satisfies the definition set out in the Rules of the Scheme (the Trustee and Company must be satisfied, on the basis of medical evidence, that you are suffering from a permanent breakdown in health and are unable to carry on in your occupation), you could draw your pension when your employment ends, even if this is before age 55.

If you’re a current Leonardo employee and wish to discuss ill-health retirement, this is managed by the Leonardo Occupational Health department – please speak to Occupational Health or your HR partner.

If you’re not a current employee of Leonardo and wish to discuss ill-health retirement, please contact the Scheme administrator, XPS Administration.

In addition to the scheme benefits above, your employer also provides free access to an Employee Assistance Programme and Thrive.

Thrive: Mental Wellbeing is an NHS-approved app designed to help employees detect, prevent and self-manage common mental health conditions including stress, depression and anxiety. For more information on the Thrive App see here.

The Employee Assistance Programme offers access to an information and counselling service as well as online support material at any time to help you build resilience against issues and stresses which may be preventing you from remaining focused on work. If deemed clinically appropriate you may also be referred for face-to-face counselling sessions.

More information on these benefits are available in the leaflet below.

For contact details and information on how to access these benefits please visit the Leonardo UK Benefits portal or speak to HR.