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...I received [a death benefit] from the Illinois retirement system. In neither case was a rollover option ever mentioned.

I received a death benefit from the Illinois Teachers Retirement System (different from the Illinois retirement system? It's been decades since I've been a resident of Illinois) last year after my mother's death, and the only options they indicated on their form was a cash disbursement or a rollover into an IRA.

Eric Hines
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