43.1. The employee who applies for a pension or the pensioner may elect to reduce his pension by 2% for its duration to allow his spouse to obtain a pension equal to 60% of the reduced pension to which the employee will be entitled or the pensioner is entitled, instead of the pension provided for in section 43. An employee who is entitled to a deferred annuity may also make such an election in the 90 days preceding the date of his sixty-fifth birthday.
A person who ceased to participate in the plan while eligible for a pension and who applies for a pension may also elect to reduce the pension as provided for in the first paragraph.
Any such election is irrevocable once the first pension payment computed according to the pension amount confirmed by Retraite Québec has been received, even if no spouse is entitled to a pension.
1990, c. 87, s. 38; 2015, c. 27, s. 10; 2015, c. 20, s. 61.