SURS Payments Update
Benefit payments to SURS members are not affected by the state budget impasse. Payments will be made on time, without delay.
SURS members are being contacted by someone posing as a SURS retirement representative requesting in-home meetings. SURS does not schedule in-home meetings. If you suspect fraud, please call SURS at 800-275-7877.
The Illinois Supreme Court’s May ruling finding the state’s 2013 pension reform law unconstitutional will not be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, a spokeswoman for the state attorney general said on September 9, 2015.
“In the pension case, we asked the U.S. Supreme Court for a routine extension of time to allow us to consider whether to seek review of the case by that court,” said spokeswoman Eileen Boyce. “After completing our analysis, we have decided not to ask the court to review the case.”
In July, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan was granted an extension until Sept. 10 to appeal the ruling, which rejected the state’s argument that it needed to invoke police powers and cut pension benefits to deal with a fiscal emergency.
The unanimous ruling by the Illinois justices was based on a provision in the state constitution that prohibits the impairment or diminishment of public worker retirement benefits.
In a unanimous decision on May 8, 2015, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled the landmark pension law unconstitutional!
Read the entire news article from the Chicago Tribune here.
(ICCTA Note: The Illinois Supreme Court’s decision is available online here.)
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