COVID-19 Member FAQs


Listed below are some resources for IMRF members regarding COVID-19 and IMRF. We will continue to update this page—check back for updates.

How can I contact IMRF?

The best way to contact us is through Member Access. You can also email us or fax us at 630-706-4289. Read more...

What happens to my IMRF benefits if I am laid-off, furloughed, or have a reduction in hours?

What happens to your IMRF benefits depends upon your situation. Read more…

Different tax treatment for refunds expired on 12/31/2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was passed in March of 2020 gave you a different tax treatment choice for refunds that were requested for a “coronavirus-related” purpose. This law applied only to separation and retirement lump sum refunds that had a check dated between 1/1/2020 and 12/31/2020. The CARES Act expired on 12/31/2020. Any lump sum refund approved by IMRF after 12/29/2020 will have a check date after 1/1/2021, regardless of when IMRF received your refund request form. All refund checks dated 1/1/2021 or later will have the standard tax withholding laws applied. We will keep this page updated if anything changes.

If I’m off work because of the COVID-19 pandemic, do I qualify for IMRF disability benefits?

The COVID-19 pandemic has not changed the requirements for IMRF disability benefits. Read more…

Last Updated 06/11/2021