(40 ILCS 5/8-161)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-161)
Ordinary disability benefit.
An employee while under age
65 and prior to January 1, 1979, or while under age 70 and after January 1,
1979, who becomes disabled after the effective date as the result of any
cause other than injury incurred in the performance of duty, shall be
entitled to ordinary disability benefit during such disability, after
the first 30 days thereof.
The first payment shall be made not later than one month after the
benefit is granted and each subsequent payment shall be made not later
than one month after the last preceding payment.
The disability benefit prescribed herein shall cease when the first of
the following dates shall occur and the employee, if still disabled, shall
thereafter be entitled to such annuity as is otherwise provided in this
(a) the date disability ceases.
(b) the date the disabled employee attains age 65 for disability
commencing prior to January 1, 1979.
(c) the date the disabled employee attains age 65 for disability commencing
prior to attainment of age 60 in the service and after January 1, 1979.
(d) the date the disabled employee attains the age of 70 for disability
commencing after attainment of age 60 in the service and after January 1, 1979.
(e) the date the payments of the benefit shall exceed in the aggregate,
throughout the employee's service, a period equal to 1/4 of the total service
rendered prior to the date of disability but in no event more than 5 years.
In computing such total service any period during which the employee
received ordinary disability benefit shall be excluded.
Any employee whose ordinary 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 annuity.
Ordinary disability benefit shall be 50% of the employee's salary at
the date of disability.
For ordinary disability benefits paid before January 1, 2001, before any
payment, an amount equal to the sum ordinarily deducted from salary
for all annuity purposes for such period for which the ordinary disability
benefit is made shall be deducted from such payment and credited to the
employee as a deduction from salary for that period. The sums so deducted
shall be regarded, for annuity and
refund purposes, as an amount contributed by him.
For ordinary disability benefits paid on or after January 1, 2001, the fund
shall credit sums equal to the amounts ordinarily contributed by an employee
for annuity purposes for any period during which the employee receives ordinary
disability, and those sums shall be deemed for annuity purposes and purposes of
Section 8-173 as amounts contributed by the employee. These amounts credited
for annuity purposes shall not be credited for refund purposes.
If a participating employee is eligible for a disability benefit under the
federal Social Security Act, the amount of ordinary disability benefit under
this Section attributable to employment with the Chicago Housing Authority or
the Public Building Commission of the city shall be reduced, but not to less
than $10 per month, by the
amount that the employee would be eligible to receive as a disability benefit
under the federal Social Security Act, whether or not that federal benefit is
based on service as a covered employee under this Article. The reduction shall
be effective as of the month the employee is eligible for the social security
disability benefit. The Board may make this reduction pending determination
of eligibility for the social security disability benefit, if it appears to
the Board that the employee may be eligible, and make an appropriate adjustment
if necessary after eligibility for the social security disability benefit is
determined. If the employee's social security disability benefit is reduced
or terminated because of a refusal to accept rehabilitation services under
the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the federal Social Security Act
or because the employee is receiving a workers' compensation benefit, the
ordinary disability benefit under this Section shall be reduced as if the
employee were receiving the full social security disability benefit.
The amount of ordinary disability benefit shall not be reduced by reason of
any increase in the amount of social security disability benefit that takes
effect after the month of the initial reduction under this Section, other than
an increase resulting from a correction in the employee's wage records.
(Source: P.A. 92-599, eff. 6-28-02.)