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40 ILCS 5/18-128

    (40 ILCS 5/18-128) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 18-128)
    Sec. 18-128. Survivor's annuities; Conditions for payment.
    (a) A survivor's annuity shall be payable upon the death of a participant while in service after June 30, 1967 if the participant had at least 1 1/2 years of service credit as a judge, or upon death of an inactive participant who had terminated service as a judge on or after June 30, 1967 with at least 10 years of service credit, or upon the death of an annuitant whose retirement becomes effective after June 30, 1967.
    (b) The surviving spouse of a deceased participant or annuitant is entitled to a survivor's annuity beginning at the date of death if the surviving spouse (1) has been married to the participant or annuitant for a continuous period of at least one year immediately preceding the date of death, and (2) has attained age 50, or, regardless of age, has in his or her care an eligible child or children of the decedent as provided under subsections (c) and (d) of this Section. If the surviving spouse has no such child in his or her care and has not attained age 50, the survivor's annuity shall begin upon attainment of age 50. When all such children of the deceased who are in the care of the surviving spouse no longer qualify for benefits and the surviving spouse is under 50 years of age, the surviving spouse's annuity shall be suspended until he or she attains age 50.
    (c) A child's annuity is payable for an unmarried child of an annuitant or participant so long as the child is (i) under age 18, (ii) under age 22 and a full time student, or (iii) age 18 or over if dependent by reason of physical or mental disability. Disability means inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can 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.
    (d) (Blank).
    (e) Remarriage prior to attainment of age 50 that occurs before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly shall disqualify a surviving spouse for the receipt of a survivor's annuity.
    The change made to this subsection by this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly applies without regard to whether the deceased judge was in service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly.
    (f) The changes made in survivor's annuity provisions by Public Act 82-306 shall apply to the survivors of a deceased participant or annuitant whose death occurs on or after August 21, 1981 and whose service as a judge terminates on or after July 1, 1967.
    The provision of child's annuities for dependent students under age 22 by this amendatory Act of 1991 shall apply to all eligible students beginning January 1, 1992, without regard to whether the deceased judge was in service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-279, eff. 1-1-08.)