(40 ILCS 5/15-151)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 15-151)
Disability benefits - commencement.
Disability benefits shall begin to accrue upon the termination of the
payment of salary or sick leave benefits or the 61st day
after the occurrence of the disability, whichever is later.
However, no benefits
shall be payable covering a period of more than 30 days prior to the
receipt of a written application unless the board finds good cause
for the delay in filing the application. The recurrence within 30 days of a
former disability shall be considered a continuation of the disability. If
a disabled participant returns to his or her assigned position and within 30 days
again becomes disabled from the same cause, the previous period of
disability shall be considered in determining the date benefits may begin,
and the amount of the benefit shall be based upon the basic compensation on
the date the participant first became disabled from this cause.
(Source: P.A. 83-1440.)