17.1. A person referred to in the first paragraph of section 17 who, under the salary insurance plan provided for in the applicable conditions of employment, is entitled to salary insurance benefits for a maximum period of two years of service, shall continue to participate in the plan even if the employer has terminated the person’s employment, during the year following the last day of that two-year period, if on that day the person is disabled within the meaning of the applicable salary insurance plan.
During that year, the service credited, without contributions, is the service that would have been credited if the person had held such employment, and the pensionable salary is the salary the person would have received.
However, the service credited to a person who dies, resigns or retires during the year following the two-year period referred to in the first paragraph shall be reduced by the period comprised between the date of the event and the end of that year. The credited service shall also be reduced by the period comprised between the date on which the person is entitled to receive, following an application therefor, the amount provided for in sections 74.1 and 74.8 and the end of that year.
The service credited under this section to a person who returns to pensionable employment during that period is reduced by the period comprised between the first day on which the person holds such employment and the end of the year.