135. The amount of the contributor’s retirement pension to be used in calculating the surviving spouse’s pension shall be that used in calculating the death benefit.
Nevertheless, such amount shall, for such purpose, be adjusted commencing with the month in which the surviving spouse
(a) reached 55 years of age or, as the case may be, 65 years of age, not having reached that age at the time of the death of the contributor,
(b) first became entitled to a surviving spouse’s pension under this Act or to a retirement or disability pension under this Act or under a similar plan, having become entitled to the other such pension, or
(c) became entitled to a surviving spouse’s pension.
The adjustment mentioned in the preceding paragraph consists in multiplying such amount by the ratio that the Pension Index for the year that includes that month bears to the Pension Index for the year in which the contributor died.
Nevertheless, the Pension Indexes contemplated in paragraphs a and b of the second paragraph of section 117 do not apply in calculating the basic amount of a surviving spouse’s pension for any month in a year posterior to 1973.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 24, s. 146; 1972, c. 53, s. 38; 1973, c. 16, s. 10; 1974, c. 16, s. 25; 1983, c. 12, s. 21; 1985, c. 4, s. 13.