(40 ILCS 5/15-148)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 15-148)
Survivors insurance benefits - General provisions.
The survivors annuity is payable monthly. Any annuity due but unpaid upon
the death of the annuitant, shall be paid to the annuitant's estate.
A person who becomes entitled to more than one survivors insurance benefit
because of the death of 2 or more persons shall receive only the largest of the
benefits; except that this limitation does not apply to a survivors insurance
beneficiary who is entitled to a survivor's annuity by reason of a mental or
A survivors insurance beneficiary or the personal representative of the
estate of a deceased survivors insurance beneficiary or the personal
representative of a survivors insurance beneficiary who is under a legal
disability may waive the right to receive survivorship benefits, provided
written notice of the waiver is given by the beneficiary or representative to
the board within 6 months after the death of the participant or annuitant and
before any payment is made pursuant to an application filed by such person.
(Source: P.A. 92-424, eff. 8-17-01.)