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All police officers automatically join the scheme on appointment to Police Scotland. 

You may be asked to have a medical examination (free of charge) so that the police authority can decide if you will be eligible for ill health benefits. If this determines that the likely cost of providing ill health benefits is disproportionately high, you can still join the 2015 scheme but you will not receive ill health benefits if you become unable to work and you will pay contributions at a reduced rate.

You may also be in the scheme if you were previously a member of the Police Pension Scheme (Police 1987) or the New Police Pension Scheme (Police 2006).