208. The Government may, with respect to classes of employees designated under the first paragraph of section 23, establish a plan that provides for supplementary benefits payable from the date of retirement. The Government may also provide in the plan for the payment of benefits to the spouses of such employees.
Benefits accrued during marriage or a civil union under the supplementary benefits plan form part of the family patrimony established under the Civil Code. In that respect, the Government may render all or some of the rules contained in Chapter VIII or enacted under that chapter applicable to the plan. It may also prescribe special rules governing the determination and assessment of the supplementary benefits so granted. In addition, the Government may render applicable to the plan all or some of the rules contained in, or enacted by the Government pursuant to, Chapter VIII that concern the spouses referred to in section 163.1. It may also enact special provisions governing the determination and assessment of the supplementary benefits so granted.
In addition, the amounts paid under this plan are inalienable and unseizable. However, they are unseizable only up to 50% in the case of amounts arising out of the partition of the family patrimony between married or civil union spouses, the payment of support or the payment of a compensatory allowance.
An order under the first or second paragraph may have effect 12 months or less before it is made.
2001, c. 31, s. 208; 2002, c. 6, s. 233; 2018, c. 4, s. 701.