224.11. A pension paid to a judge under this pension plan is a life pension and payment must begin on or before 31 December of the year in which the judge reaches 69 years of age.
The latter rule does not, however, apply to a judge who continues to hold office after that date ; in such a case, payment of the pension begins when the judge applies therefor to the Commission administrative des régimes de retraite et d’assurances and any salary paid to the judge shall be reduced in accordance with section 118 from the time payment of the pension begins.
The annual amount of a judge’s pension that begins to be paid after 31 December of the year in which the judge reaches 69 years of age is the same as the amount to which the judge would have been entitled if payment of the pension had begun on that date. Furthermore, in such a case, the judge is not entitled to any retroactive pension payment.