(40 ILCS 5/9-238)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 9-238)
Employees of county department of public aid who transfer
to state employment-preservation of rights.
Employees of a County Department of Public Aid in counties of
3,000,000 or more population who transfer to the employment of the State
in positions of comparable or substantially similar responsibilities or
duties shall retain their earned and accrued rights and benefits
established under this Article if they do not receive a refund of
their contributions hereunder.
Such employees who on the effective date of the transfer are
recipients of any disability benefit hereunder shall continue to receive
their benefit from the fund established under this Article.
If, after such transfer, an employee becomes disabled or dies under
circumstances which would have qualified him or any beneficiaries
claiming through him for disability, death, widow's, or survivorship
benefits payable under this Article had such transfer of employment not
occurred, where such benefits are not payable under Article 14 or under
the reciprocal provisions of Article 20, the employee or his
beneficiaries shall be entitled to the benefits prescribed in this
Article 9 from the fund established hereunder.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)