Public Act 099-0580
SB2894 EnrolledLRB099 18194 EFG 42562 b

    AN ACT concerning public employee benefits.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Pension Code is amended by changing
Section 7-155 as follows:
    (40 ILCS 5/7-155)  (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 7-155)
    Sec. 7-155. Surviving spouse annuities-commencement.
    (a) A surviving spouse annuity shall begin on the 1st day
of the month next following the month in which the
participating employee, or the employee annuitant or such
person entitled to a retirement annuity died, upon a written
application therefor, provided:
        1. Any such annuity payments payable for periods
    beginning Such date is not more than one year prior to the
    date the application was received by the Board shall not
    include interest based on late payment; and
        2. The amount of surviving spouse annuity before the
    application of paragraph 3 of Section 7-158, is at least $5
    per month, beginning on such date.
    (b) A person receiving a surviving spouse annuity whose
annuity was granted but limited to one year prior to the
application date under the former provisions of this Section
may reapply for annuity payments for the period denied due to
the one-year limitation. Such annuity payments shall not
include interest based on late payment.
    (c) The changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act
of the 99th General Assembly apply without regard to whether
the deceased spouse was in service on or after the effective
date of this amendatory Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-653.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/15/2016