101. The contributory period of a contributor commences on his 18th birthday, or January 1, 1966 if such contributor reached 18 years of age before such date, and it ends on his 65th birthday or, if he makes a contribution for earnings after 65 years of age, with the month of the last contribution and in any case with the month in which he dies.
However, if the contributor dies after 31 December 1983 and is not a beneficiary of a retirement pension or if a retirement pension becomes payable to him after that date, his contributory period terminates in the month preceding the month in which he reaches 70 years of age, the month in which he dies or the month preceding that in which a retirement pension is paid to him, whichever occurs first.
Nevertheless, such period does not include any month for which a disability pension was payable to such contributor under this act or under a similar plan.
In addition no month of indemnity shall be included in such period if that month is part of the total period of indemnity of the contributor.
Furthermore, such period does not include any month for which a family allowance was payable to such contributor, if included in a year for which his unadjusted pensionable earnings did not exceed his personal exemption for the year.
The fifth paragraph applies only in determining the contributory period of a contributor in respect of whom an application for benefits is made after 31 December 1976.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 24, s. 115; 1977, c. 24, s. 4; 1983, c. 12, s. 7; 1985, c. 4, s. 7; 1985, c. 6, s. 515.