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(40 ILCS 5/3-120)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 3-120)
Marriage after retirement.
(a) If a police officer marries subsequent to retirement on any pension
under this Article other than a pension established under Section 3-109.3,
the surviving spouse and the children of such surviving
spouse shall receive no pension on the death of the officer, except as
provided in subsection (b) or (c).
(b) Notwithstanding Section 1-103.1 of this Code, this Section shall
not be deemed to disqualify from receiving a survivor's pension the
surviving spouse and children of any police officer who (i) retired from
service in 1973, married the surviving spouse during 1974, and died in
1988, or (ii) retired on disability in October of 1982, married the
surviving spouse during 1991, and died in 1992. In the case of a person
who becomes eligible for a benefit under this subsection (b), the benefit
shall begin to accrue on July 1, 1990 or July 1 of the year following the
police officer's death, whichever is later.
(c) This Section does not disqualify a surviving spouse from receiving a survivor's pension if (i) the police officer was married to the surviving spouse for at least 5 years prior to the police officer's death and (ii) the surviving spouse has attained age 62. For a person who becomes eligible for a benefit under this subsection (c), the benefit shall begin to accrue on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly or the first day of the month following the police officer's death, whichever is later. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, the benefits for a surviving spouse who qualifies under this subsection shall terminate no later than 15 years after the benefits begin to accrue. For the purposes of Section 1-103.1 of this Code, this subsection is applicable without regard to whether the police officer was in active service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 102-811, eff. 1-1-23