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§ 5-152. Child's annuity--Conditions--Amount. A child's annuity shall be payable in the following cases of policemen who die on or after the effective date: (a) A policeman whose death results from injury incurred in the performance of an act or acts of duty; (b) a policeman who dies in service from any cause; (c) a policeman who withdraws upon or after attainment of age 50 and who enters upon or is eligible for annuity; (d) a present employee with at least 20 years of service who dies after withdrawal, whether or not he has entered upon annuity.
Only one annuity shall be granted and paid for the benefit of any child if both parents have been policemen.
The annuity shall be paid, without regard to the fact that the death of the deceased policeman parent may have occurred prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1975, in an amount equal to 10% of the annual maximum salary attached to the classified civil service position of a first class patrolman on July 1, 1975, or the date of the policeman's death, whichever is later, for each child while a widow or widower of the deceased policeman survives and in an amount equal to 15% of the annual maximum salary attached to the classified civil service position of a first class patrolman on July 1, 1975, or the date of the policeman's death, whichever is later, while no widow or widower shall survive, provided that if the combined annuities for the widow and children of a policeman who dies on or after September 26, 1969, as the result of an act of duty, or for the children of such policeman in any case wherein a widow or widower does not exist, exceed the salary that would ordinarily have been paid to him if he had been in the active discharge of his duties, all such annuities shall be reduced pro rata so that the combined annuities for the family shall not exceed such limitation. The compensation portion of the annuity of the widow shall not be considered in making such reduction. No age limitation in this Section or Section 5-151 shall apply to a child who is so physically or mentally handicapped as to be unable to support himself or herself. Benefits payable under this Section shall not be reduced or terminated by reason of any child's attainment of age 18 if he is then dependent by reason of a physical or mental disability but shall continue to be paid as long as such dependency continues. For the purposes of this subsection, “disability” means inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.
In the case of a family of a policeman who dies on or after September 26, 1969, as the result of any cause other than the performance of an act of duty, in which annuities for such family exceed an amount equal to 60% of the salary that would ordinarily have been paid to him if he had been in the active discharge of his duties, all such annuities shall be reduced pro rata so that the combined annuities shall not exceed such limitation.
Child's annuity shall be paid to the parent providing for the child, unless another person is appointed by a court of law as the child's guardian.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Illinois Statutes Chapter 40. Pensions § 5/5-152. Child's annuity--Conditions--Amount - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/il/chapter-40-pensions/il-st-sect-40-5-5-152/
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