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(40 ILCS 5/18-124)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 18-124)
Retirement annuities - conditions for eligibility.
(a) This subsection (a) applies to a participant who first serves as a judge before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
participant whose employment as a judge is terminated, regardless of age
or cause is entitled to a retirement annuity beginning on
the date specified in a written application subject to the
(1) the date the annuity begins is subsequent to the
date of final termination of employment, or the date 30 days prior to the receipt of the application by the board for annuities based on disability, or one year before the receipt of the application by the board for annuities based on attained age;
(2) the participant is at least age 55, or has become
permanently disabled and as a consequence is unable to perform the duties of his or her office;
(3) the participant has at least 10 years of service
credit except that a participant terminating service after June 30 1975, with at least 6 years of service credit, shall be entitled to a retirement annuity at age 62 or over;
(4) the participant is not receiving or entitled to
receive, at the date of retirement, any salary from an employer for service currently performed.
(b) This subsection (b) applies to a participant who first serves as a judge on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
A participant who has at least 8 years of creditable service is
entitled to a retirement annuity when he or she has attained age 67.
A member who has attained age 62 and has at least 8 years of service credit may elect to receive the lower retirement annuity provided
in subsection (d) of Section 18-125 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-889, eff. 1-1-11