158.2. For the purposes of sections 106.3, 157.1 and 158.1, a contributor is deemed to have ceased working where his pensionable salary and wages and his pensionable earnings, calculated on a yearly basis, do not exceed, on the date of his application for a retirement pension or on any later retirement date specified in his application, 25% of the Maximum Pensionable Earnings, for the year in which the retirement pension would become payable.
However, if on the date of his application or on the later date specified therein, the contributor is not working on a regular basis or is not receiving his pensionable salary or wages or his pensionable earnings on a regular basis, the contributor’s pensionable salary or wages or pensionable earnings are established on the basis of a yearly estimate.
For the purposes of this section, the pensionable salary and wages and the pensionable earnings are those defined in Divisions II and III of Title III even if they are received in respect of employment outside Québec, including self-employment, and even if the salary and wages are received in respect of employment that is excepted employment under this Act.
1989, c. 42, s. 8; 1993, c. 15, s. 60; 1997, c. 73, s. 64.