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40 ILCS 5/5-163

    (40 ILCS 5/5-163) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 5-163)
    Sec. 5-163. Refund - General.
    (a) A policeman, without regard to his period of service, who withdraws before age 50, and a policeman with less than 10 years of service who withdraws before age 57, is entitled to a refund of the amount deducted from his salary for age and service annuity or Tier 2 monthly retirement annuity, for automatic annual increase in annuity as provided in Section 5-167.1, and for widow's annuity or Tier 2 surviving spouse's annuity, together with interest at 1-1/2% per year on each deduction from the date of each deduction until the date of his withdrawal from the service.
    (b) A policeman may receive a refund until the annuity to which he is entitled has been fixed. Thereafter, he shall have no such right of refund.
    (c) A policeman who withdraws the amount credited to him surrenders and forfeits all rights to any annuity or other benefit from the fund, for himself and for any other person or persons who might otherwise have benefited through him. The rights so forfeited shall be restored to him, his wife or widow and his children upon full repayment as provided in Section 5-164.
    If the policeman subsequently re-enters service before age 57, and has not so repaid in full the amounts refunded the rights forfeited shall not be restored, but the policeman shall retain the right (which is also secured to the widow) to have the period of service represented by the refunds counted in the compensation of length of service, except as otherwise provided in Section 5-164.
    (d) A policeman who has served less than 10 years who has not received a refund shall have all amounts to his credit for purposes on the date of his withdrawal improved by interest while he is out of service until he attains age 57, if he subsequently re-enters the service and attains a right to annuity.
    (e) If a policeman elects to make additional contribution for past service as provided in Section 5-174 and fails to pay such contributions in full within the time specified in said section, a refund of the amount so paid, with interest at 1-1/2% per year, compounded annually, shall be refunded as provided in said section.
    (f) If a policeman makes contributions in accordance with the provisions of Section 5-174(b) and subsequently returns to the position he holds by certification and appointment as the result of competitive civil service examination, he shall receive a refund of such contributions, upon application therefor, together with interest at 1-1/2% per year on each such deduction from the date it was made to the date of refund. Application for refund must be made before the annuity to which he has a right has been fixed.
(Source: P.A. 99-905, eff. 11-29-16.)