R-15.1 - Supplemental Pension Plans Act

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66. A member who ceases to be an active member is entitled to a refund of the value of the benefits accrued to the member if less than 20% of the Maximum Pensionable Earnings established pursuant to the Act respecting the Québec Pension Plan (chapter R-9) for the year in which the member ceases to be an active member. This right may be exercised, before a pension commences to be paid to the member under the plan, by applying within 90 days after receiving the statement provided for in section 113 and, subsequently, every five years from the date on which the member ceased to be an active member, within 90 days after the date of expiry of the fifth year.
Where the requirements set out in the first paragraph are met, the pension committee may refund the value of the member’s pension to the member in satisfaction of the member’s rights under the plan. The committee must first send a notice to the member requesting instructions as to the refund formula; where no reply is received within 30 days of the sending of the notice, the committee may make the refund, which possibility shall be mentioned in the notice.
1989, c. 38, s. 66; 2000, c. 41, s. 37.
66. Every member is entitled to the refund of the member contributions paid by him, and the employer contributions paid in respect of a member may be refunded to the member, with accrued interest, except in the following cases:
(1)  if the member is an active member;
(2)  if the member is entitled to pension benefits, unless the pension plan provides that he may elect to receive a refund even if he became entitled to a deferred pension before meeting the requirements prescribed by this Act to be entitled to such pension. However, no refund resulting from such an election may be made after the member has met such requirements.
Notwithstanding the second paragraph of section 5, no plan may provide for the refund of contributions in contravention of this section.
1989, c. 38, s. 66.