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The purpose of this section is to provide a fair and efficient method of determining the eligibility of a former employee for the benefits enumerated under the Public Safety Employee Benefits Act (ILCS Ch. 820, Act 320, §§ 1 et seq.) through the process of administrative hearings. All benefits provided former employees pursuant to the Public Safety Employee Benefits Act (Act) will be consistent with the Act. Accordingly, to so determine such eligibility, all former employees seeking such benefits shall make application to the village therefor in the manner set forth in this Chapter 42B, upon which the village shall conduct a hearing in the manner set forth in this Chapter 42B to determine whether or not the applicant is eligible for such benefits. Chapter 42B shall be deemed to establish an independent system of administratively adjudicating claims for benefits under the Act, and shall not unless expressly provided herein be subject to or affected by the existence of other systems of administrative adjudication contained within the Village Code of Ordinances.
(Ord. 18-1491, passed 7-18-18)