Any such amounts may be paid to the member either in one sum or, at the
election of the board, in 4 quarterly payments.
Contributions credited to a member for periods of disability as provided in
Sections 16-149 and 16-149.1 are not refundable.
Upon acceptance of a refund, all accrued rights and credits in the
System are forfeited and may be reinstated only if the refund is repaid
together with interest from the date of the refund to the date of repayment
at the following rates compounded annually: for periods prior to July 1,
1965, regular interest; for periods from July 1, 1965 to June 30, 1977,
4% per year; for periods on and after July 1, 1977, regular interest.
Repayment shall be permitted upon return to membership; however, service
credit previously forfeited by a refund and
subsequently reinstated may not be used as a basis for the payment of
than a refund of contributions, prior to the completion of one year of creditable
service following the refund, except when
repayment is permitted under the provisions of the "Retirement Systems
Reciprocal Act" contained in Article 20.
(Source: P.A. 93-469, eff. 8-8-03.)