96.3. A period of indemnity is a series of at least 24 consecutive months of indemnity. Such a period may nevertheless be less than 24 months where the contributor, being the beneficiary of the income replacement indemnity, reaches 65 years of age or dies, in which case his period of indemnity terminates at the end of the month preceding his sixty-fifth birthday or at the end of the month of his death.
However, the replacement indemnity which becomes payable to a person not more than 90 days after an initial indemnity ceased to be payable to him is deemed to be a continuation of that initial indemnity, provided it is payable to the person by reason of a recurrence, relapse or aggravation related to the initial employment injury and on the condition that the cessation of payment of the initial indemnity occurred after 31 December 1993. The period between cessation of the right to the initial indemnity and the time at which the second indemnity becomes payable shall not have the effect of interrupting the consecutive nature of the months of indemnity.
For the purposes of sections 101 and 116.3, the months included in the first 24 months of the combined periods of indemnity of the contributor do not form part of such a period if they are prior to 1 January 1994.
1985, c. 6, s. 513; 1993, c. 15, s. 22; 1997, c. 73, s. 23.