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40 ILCS 5/6-150

    (40 ILCS 5/6-150) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 6-150)
    Sec. 6-150. Death benefit.
    (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
    
salary;
        (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
    
disability benefit;
        (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.)