139. No benefit is payable unless an application therefor has been made to the Board in writing and payment thereof has been authorized. The application must be made on the form prescribed by the Board or contain the information required therein.
Where the Board is notified by the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec that a contributor is entitled to an income replacement indemnity under the Automobile Insurance Act (chapter A-25), the contributor is presumed, for the purposes of this section, to have made an application for a disability pension under this Act. The notice must be accompanied with a photocopy of the income replacement indemnity application and with all documents supporting such application.
The beneficiary of a disability pension or a replacement indemnity is presumed to have made an application for a retirement pension in the month preceding his sixty-fifth birthday.
In addition, a contributor who is 65 years of age or over who belongs to a group defined by regulation is, if the Board is in possession of sufficient information in his regard to begin payment of the retirement pension, presumed to have made an application for a retirement pension on the date fixed in accordance with the regulation.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 24, s. 156; 1985, c. 4, s. 15; 1989, c. 15, s. 19; 1990, c. 19, s. 11; 1993, c. 15, s. 53.