19. An employee referred to in the first paragraph of section 18 who, under the salary insurance plan provided for in the employee’s conditions of employment, is entitled to salary insurance benefits for a maximum period of two years of service continues to be a member of the plan during the year following the last day of that two-year period, even if the employer terminated the employee’s employment, if on that day the employee was disabled within the meaning of the salary insurance plan.
During that year, the service credited to the employee or to a person exempt from contributions is the service that would have been credited to the employee or person if such employment had been held, and the pensionable salary is the salary the employee or person would have received.
However, the service credited to an employee or person who dies, resigns or retires during the year following the two-year period referred to in the first paragraph is reduced by the period comprised between the date of the event and the end of that year. The service credited is also reduced by the period comprised between the date on which the employee is entitled, following an application to that effect, to the amount referred to in section 74.1 or 74.8 and the end of that year.
The service credited under this section to an employee who returns to pensionable employment during the two-year period is reduced by the period comprised between the first day on which the employee holds such employment and the end of the year.
1987, c. 107, s. 19; 1988, c. 82, s. 178; 2004, c. 39, s. 6.