144. The monthly payment of a benefit is prescribed by five years from the last day of the month for which it must be effected.
However, where the payment of a benefit is authorized after the end of the month for which the first payment of the benefit is payable, the above period runs, for unpaid payments, from the date of the decision authorizing the payment of the benefit or of the judgment ordering it.
A death benefit is prescribed by five years from the death or the declaratory judgment of death of the contributor in respect of whom it is payable.
However, the five-year period provided in the preceding paragraphs runs from 1 July 1989 for payments due on that date under section 108.3.
1977, c. 24, s. 8; 1985, c. 4, s. 18; 1989, c. 42, s. 4; 1999, c. 40, s. 249.