(40 ILCS 5/15-149)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 15-149)
Determination of family status.
Subject to the definitions contained in Sections 15-127 to 15-130,
inclusive, in determining whether an applicant for
a benefit under this Article is the surviving spouse, child, or parent
of a participant
or annuitant, the board shall apply such law as would be applied by the
courts of this State in determining the devolution of intestate property.
(Source: P.A. 83-1440.)