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40 ILCS 5/6-150
(40 ILCS 5/6-150)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 6-150)
(a) Effective January 1, 1962, an ordinary death benefit shall
be payable on account of any fireman in service and in receipt of salary on
or after such date, which benefit shall be in addition to all other
annuities and benefits herein provided. This benefit shall be payable upon
death of a fireman:
(1) occurring in active service while in receipt of
(2) on an authorized and approved leave of absence,
without salary, beginning on or after January 1, 1962, if the death occurs within 60 days from the date the fireman was in receipt of salary;
(3) receiving duty, occupational disease, or ordinary
(4) occurring within 60 days from the date of
termination of duty disability, occupational disease disability or ordinary disability benefit payments if re-entry into service had not occurred; or
(5) occurring on retirement and while in receipt of
an age and service annuity, prior service annuity, Tier 2 monthly retirement annuity, or minimum annuity; provided (a) retirement on such annuity occurred on or after January 1, 1962, and (b) such separation from service was effective on or after the fireman's attainment of age 50, and (c) application for such annuity was made within 60 days after separation from service.
(b) The ordinary death benefit shall be payable to such beneficiary or
beneficiaries as the fireman has nominated by written direction duly signed
and acknowledged before an officer authorized to take acknowledgments, and
filed with the board. If no such written direction has been filed or if the
designated beneficiaries do not survive the fireman, payment of the benefit
shall be made to his estate.
(c) Beginning July 1, 1983, if death occurs prior to retirement on
annuity and before the
fireman's attainment of age 50, the amount of the benefit payable shall be
$12,000. Beginning July 1, 1983, if death occurs prior
to retirement, at age 50 or over, the benefit
of $12,000 shall be reduced $400 for each year
(commencing on the fireman's
attainment of age 50 and thereafter on each succeeding birth date) that the
fireman's age, at date of death, is more than age 49, but in no event below
the amount of $6,000.
Beginning July 1, 1983, if the fireman's death occurs while he is in
receipt of an annuity, the
benefit shall be $6,000.
(Source: P.A. 99-905, eff. 11-29-16.)