PEN CD-UNIV-DISABILITY ETC
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the State Universities Article of the Pension Code.
Imposes a 2-year limit on disability benefits that commence after the
effective date if the disabled person becomes able to engage in any
substantial gainful employment. (Article XIII, Section 5 of the
Illinois Constitution may prevent this limitation from applying to
certain current or former members.) Provides that the Board, rather
than physicians and the employer, shall determine disability.
Provides that the Board may consider hospital records, laboratory test
results, and other information to determine the employment capacity
and condition of the claimant. Reduces from 2 to one the minimum
number of physician certificates that the claimant must provide and
specifies that all costs incurred by the claimant in completing a
claim for disability shall be paid by the claimant. Accelerates by
one year the 7% automatic increase in disability benefit for persons
whose benefit was granted on the first day of January. Specifies that
a participant in the optional retirement program is ineligible to
receive a disability retirement annuity. Also specifies that required
age 70 1/2 distributions are payable regardless of whether an
application has been filed, and delays those required distributions
for one year in the case of persons turning age 70 1/2 before April 1
of a calendar year. Provides that the System need not make an
involuntary age 70 1/2 distribution to a person who is employed under
any retirement system that participates in the Retirement Systems
Reciprocal Act. Provides that a past participant who is employed by a
State or national teacher organization may elect to participate in the
System and may purchase service credit for certain prior employment in
that capacity. Effective immediately.
PENSION NOTE, H-AM 1 (Pension Laws Commission)
The fiscal impact would be very minor.
PENSION NOTE, H-AM 2 (Pension Laws Commission)
The fiscal impact cannot be calculated.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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