140. Retraite Québec shall, forthwith, consider the application, render its decision and determine the amount of the benefit payable, if any. It shall notify the applicant, in writing, of the decision rendered, of his right to apply for a review within the time prescribed in section 186 and, subject to the conditions set out in the second paragraph of section 188, of his right to contest the review decision before the Administrative Tribunal of Québec.
It may suspend consideration of an application for a period not exceeding one year, in order to permit a person to furnish the proof required to determine his qualification. It may also suspend consideration of an application for a disability pension made by a contributor contemplated in the third paragraph of section 139.2 for a period not exceeding six months from receipt thereof, unless the decision concerning his claim does not recognize that he is entitled to a replacement indemnity.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 24, s. 157; 1972, c. 53, s. 43; 1985, c. 4, s. 16; 1993, c. 15, s. 56; 2005, c. 17, s. 38; 2015, c. 20, s. 61.