(40 ILCS 5/11-155)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 11-155)
Duty disability benefit; Child's disability benefit.
An employee who becomes disabled on or after the
effective date while under age 65 and prior to January 1, 1979 or while
under age 70 after January 1, 1979 as the result of injury incurred on
or after the date he has been included under this Article in the
performance of an act or acts of duty, shall have a right to receive duty
disability benefit, during any period of such disability for which he
receives no salary. The benefit shall be 75% of salary at date of injury;
provided, that if disability, in any measure, has resulted from any mental
disorder, physical defect or disease which existed at the time such injury
was sustained the duty disability benefit shall be 50% of salary
at date of such injury.
If the employee's duty disability benefit continues for more than 5
years, the benefit shall be increased by 10% on January 1 of the sixth year.
Disablement because of commonly termed heart attacks, or strokes, or any
disablement falling within the broad field of coronary involvement or heart
disease, shall not be considered to be the result of an accidental injury
incurred in the performance of duty.
The employee shall also have a right to receive child's disability
benefit of $10 a month on account of each unmarried child (the issue of the
employee) less than age 18. Child's disability benefits shall not exceed
15% of the salary as aforesaid.
If application for duty disability benefit is not filed with the
Retirement Board within one year from the date the
disability applicant became disabled or last received salary, if salary was
continued during the period of disablement, no duty disability benefit
shall begin to accrue for any period of time more than one year prior
to the date on which the application for disability benefit is
received by the Board.
The first payment of duty disability or child's disability benefit shall
be made not later than one month after such benefit is granted and each
subsequent payment shall be made not later than one month after the last
Duty disability benefit is payable during disability until the employee
attains age 65 if the disability commences prior to January 1, 1979. If
the disability commences after January 1, 1979 the benefit prescribed
herein shall be payable during disability until the employee attains age 65
for disability commencing prior to age 60, or for a period of 5 years or
until attainment of age 70, whichever occurs first, for disability
commencing at age 60 or older and after January 1, 1979, and child's
disability benefit shall be paid to the
employee parent of any unmarried child (the issue of the employee) less
than age 18, during such time until the child marries or attains age 18.
The employee shall thereafter receive such annuity as is otherwise provided
in this Article.
Any employee whose duty disability benefit was terminated after January
1, 1979 by reason of his attainment of age 65 and who continues disabled
after age 65 may elect before July 1, 1986 to have such benefits resumed
beginning at the time of such termination and continuing until termination
is required under this Section as amended by this amendatory Act of 1985.
The amount payable to any employee for such resumed benefit for any period
shall be reduced by the amount of any retirement annuity paid to such
employee under this Article for the same period of time or by any refund
paid in lieu of an annuity.
(Source: P.A. 86-1488.)