116.3. In calculating the average base monthly pensionable earnings of a contributor, the following months may be excluded from the total number of months in the base contributory period:
(a) the months for which the contributor has received a family benefit, and
(b) the months included in a period of indemnity of the contributor,
in the case of months for which the contributor’s base pensionable earnings are less than his average base monthly pensionable earnings calculated before any exclusion under this section or under section 116.4 and provided that such an exclusion is to the advantage of the beneficiary of the benefit.
However, the exclusion may not have the effect of reducing the base contributory period to a number of months which is less than the basic number applicable, in accordance with section 116.2, to the benefit calculated.
The exclusion is effected beginning with the months for which the base pensionable earnings are the lowest; as a consequence of the exclusion, the sum of the base pensionable earnings corresponding to the months so excluded is subtracted from the total of the base pensionable earnings of the contributor.
1997, c. 73, s. 42; 2018, c. 2, s. 6111.