34. The days and parts of a day of a period during which an employee receives salary insurance benefits or during which the employee would receive such benefits were it not for the waiting period prescribed by the salary insurance plan or were he or she not receiving a disability benefit under the Act respecting the Québec Pension Plan (chapter R-9) or an income replacement indemnity under the Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases (chapter A-3.001), the Automobile Insurance Act (chapter A-25), the Act to promote good citizenship (chapter C-20), the Crime Victims Compensation Act (chapter I-6) or under any other Act, other than an Act of Québec, having the same effect, shall be credited, without contributions, up to three years of service.
However, the limit of three years of service prescribed in the first paragraph shall not apply in the case of a compulsory salary insurance plan in force on 31 December 1989 which, on that date provides, in favour of certain groups of employees covered by this plan, benefits payable up to the age of 65 years or up to the age of retirement providing the employee belongs to one of those groups and the group’s participation in the salary insurance plan is maintained.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the salary insurance plan so provides, the insurer shall pay the contributions which would have been paid by the employee, and they shall be credited to the account of the employee.
The days and parts of a day during which a female employee receives the income replacement indemnity provided for in section 36 of the Act respecting occupational health and safety (chapter S-2.1) by reason of the exercise of a right granted under sections 40, 41 and 46 of the said Act, are credited without contributions.