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40 ILCS 5/8-163
(40 ILCS 5/8-163)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-163)
When disability benefit not payable.
(a) If an employee
receiving duty or ordinary disability benefit refuses to submit to
examination by a physician appointed by the board, or fails or refuses to
consent to and sign an authorization allowing the board to receive copies
of or examine the employee's medical and hospital records, or fails or
refuses to provide complete information regarding any other employment for
compensation he has received since he has become disabled, he shall have no
further right to receive the benefit.
(b) Disability benefit shall not be paid for any time for which the
employee receives any part of his salary or is employed by any public
body supported in whole or in part by taxation.
(c) Before any action is taken by the Board on an application for a duty disability benefit or a widow's compensation or supplemental benefit, the employee or widow shall file a claim with the employer to establish that the disability or death occurred while the employee was acting within the scope of and in the course of his or her duties.
Any amounts provided to the employee or surviving spouse as temporary total disability payments, permanent total disability payments, a lump sum settlement award, or other payment under the Workers' Compensation Act or the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act shall be applied as an offset to the disability benefit paid by the Fund, whether duty or ordinary, or any widow compensation or supplemental benefit payable under this Article until a period of time has elapsed when the benefit payable equals the amount of such compensation, payment, or award. The duty disability benefit shall be offset at the rate of the amount of temporary total disability payments or permanent disability payments made under the Workers' Compensation Act or the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act.
If such amounts are not readily determinable or if an employee has not received temporary total disability payments or permanent weekly or monthly payments for the entire period of disability up to the time of the compensation, payment, or award under the Workers' Compensation Act or the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act, the disability benefit paid by the Fund shall be offset by 66 2/3% of the employee's salary on the date of disablement. The offset shall not be greater than the amount of disability benefits due from the Fund. The offset shall be applied until a period of time has elapsed when the benefit payable equals the amount of such compensation, payment, or award. This offset shall not apply to the initial days of disability when workers' compensation would not ordinarily be payable.
The amount of compensation or supplemental annuity payable to a widow shall be offset by any compensation, payment, or award until a period of time has elapsed when the benefit payable equals the amount of such compensation, payment, or award.
Any employee or former employee whose disability benefits were offset, or who was notified by the Fund that his or her disability benefits will be offset, by a rate higher than the temporary total disability payments or permanent disability payments, or if these were not determinable, by 66 2/3% of salary at the date of disablement, may apply to the Fund for a refund of the excess offset, without interest, or an adjustment to his or her account. This application must be made within 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly.
If an employee who has been disabled has received ordinary disability from the Fund and also receives any compensation or payment for specific loss, disability, or death under the Workers' Compensation Act or the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act, then the ordinary disability benefit must be repaid to the Fund before any other benefit under this Article may be granted or paid. If no other benefit is applied for, then the ordinary disability is offset according to the provisions of this Section.
The employee and the employer shall provide the Fund, on a timely basis, with the entry of the settlement contract lump sum petition and order settlement of any such lawsuit, including all details of the settlement.
(d) An employee who enters service after December 31, 1987, or an
employee who makes application for a disability benefit or applies for a
disability benefit for a recurrence of a previous disability, and who,
while in receipt of an ordinary or duty disability benefit, assumes any
employment for compensation, shall not be entitled to receive any amount of
such disability benefit which, when added to his compensation for such
employment during disability, plus any amount payable under the provisions
of the Workers' Compensation Act or Workers' Occupational Diseases Act,
would exceed the rate of salary on which his disability benefit is based.
(Source: P.A. 95-1036, eff. 2-17-09.)