(40 ILCS 5/4-116)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 4-116)
A firefighter with less than 20 years of service
who (1) resigns or is
discharged, or has been involuntarily laid off for other than
disciplinary reasons for more than 180 calendar days, and (2) has not
received any disability
pension payments, is entitled to a refund of his or her total contributions
during such service.
Any firefighter receiving a refund under this Section forfeits and
relinquishes all accrued rights in the Fund, including accumulated creditable service.
In the event of reemployment in the service, the firefighter shall, prior
to commencing service repay to the fund, to the extent that the municipality
has not made such contribution on his or her behalf, the amount of any refund which
he or she received upon resigning or being discharged. Upon repayment
of this refund, the firefighter shall receive credit for the previous
years of service for which
he or she had received the refund.
(Source: P.A. 84-1039.)