Did you know that every month, the Cook County Pension Fund (CCPF) mails out or electronically deposits more than $64 million in benefit payments to annuitants?
This is a significant responsibility, one that we do not take lightly.
To ensure that these payments reach the intended recipients and are used exclusively for their benefit, we’ve put in place a number of safeguards including the Out-of-State Benefit Eligibility form.
The Out-of-State-Benefit Eligibility form:
- Helps prevent fraud and embezzlement;
- Verifies the address of the out-of-state annuitant;
- Verifies the signature of the annuitant (as we age, our signatures age too!);
- Provides notice of whether the annuitant has a legal guardian or an agent under a Power of Attorney who has authority to act for the member; and
- Informs CCPF of whether an annuitant resides at a care facility.
CCPF mailed the Out-of-State Benefit Eligibility forms to all retiree members living outside of Illinois on April 18, 2018. Once you’ve received this form, please have it completed, signed, notarized and returned to CCPF by June 15, 2018.