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Version of section 49 from 2003-01-01 to 2017-03-02:


Marginal note:Contributory period

 The contributory period of a contributor is the period commencing January 1, 1966 or when he reaches eighteen years of age, whichever is the later, and ending

  • (a) where a benefit other than a disability pension commences before the end of 1986, when he reaches sixty-five years of age, or if he makes a contribution for earnings after he reaches sixty-five years of age, with the month for which he last made such a contribution, and in any case not later than the month in which he dies, or

  • (b) where a benefit other than a disability pension commences after the end of 1986, with the earliest of

    • (i) the month preceding the month in which he reaches seventy years of age,

    • (ii) the month in which he dies, or

    • (iii) the month preceding the month in which the retirement pension commences,

but excluding

  • (c) any month that was excluded from the contributor’s contributory period under this Act or under a provincial pension plan by reason of disability, and

  • (d) in relation to any benefits payable under this Act for any month after December, 1977, any month for which he was a family allowance recipient in a year for which his unadjusted pensionable earnings were equal to or less than his basic exemption for the year.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-8, s. 49
  • R.S., 1985, c. 30 (2nd Supp.), s. 17
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