Remarriage & Surviving Spouse Pensions

for IMRF Retirees
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Illinois law defines who is eligible for an IMRF surviving spouse pension—a QILDRO has no effect on who can receive a surviving spouse pension.

Retired Members

If you divorce after you retire and were married for at least one year before you terminated IMRF participation (and were still married on the effective date of your retirement), your ex-spouse remains eligible for your surviving spouse pension, even if you remarry.

For more information about death benefits and the surviving spouse pension, please review the benefit information for your IMRF plan and tier at