79.1. The spouse may waive the spousal benefits granted under the pension plan before the death of the employee, of the person who ceased to be a member of the plan or of the pensioner. The spouse may also revoke the waiver before that date.
To be valid, the waiver or revocation must bear on all spousal benefits and be served on Retraite Québec by means of a notice that must be received on a date that is prior to the date of death and contain the information determined by regulation.
The spouse’s waiver is cancelled if, on the date of the pensioner’s death, no refund of the contributions referred to in section 73 is payable to the pensioner’s successors. The computation is calculated at the date of death and based on the data known to Retraite Québec on the date of its decision; that data is deemed to be accurate. When the spouse’s waiver is cancelled, the spouse may receive the benefits the spouse is entitled to under the pension plan.
Despite the spouse’s waiver, the pension plan is deemed to grant the spouse a right to death benefits for the purposes of article 415 of the Civil Code.
2007, c. 43, s. 147; 2015, c. 20, s. 61.