All claims for pensions or other benefits from such other county retirement systems
which are pending or ungranted on January 1, 1949, shall be allowed or disallowed
by the pension commission herein provided for according to the provisions of the statutes
governing such other retirement systems, and those which shall be allowed shall be
paid from the retirement system herein provided for.
The widow, so long as she remains unmarried, or widower, so long as he remains unmarried,
or minor children up to 18 years of age, of any employee in the service of the county,
who prior to January 1, 1949, is a member of any of the following retirement systems:
County detectives in counties of the first, second, third and fifth classes (article
2 of chapter 10 of Title 43 of the Revised Statutes); 1
Probation officers of counties of over 83,000 inhabitants (article 5 of chapter 10
of Title 43 of the Revised Statutes); 2
Sheriff's employees in counties of the first and second classes (article 6 of chapter
10 of Title 43 of the Revised Statutes); 3
Court interpreters in counties of the second class (article 9 of chapter 10 of Title
43 of the Revised Statutes); 4 and who shall at any time lose his life in the performance of his duty or shall
die from any cause, or any such employee who shall, at any time, become permanently
and totally disabled, shall receive a pension equal to 1/2 of such employee's salary at the time of such death or disability, regardless of
the length of service or age of such employee, it being the intent of this act to
secure to such employees the continuation of a similar present and prospective benefit
of the retirement system of which he was a member prior to January 1, 1949, together
with all the benefits provided for in this act.
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