7. In the case provided for in paragraph 4 of section 6, the amount of the pension is payable to the employee from the date on which the application is received by Retraite Québec, and is reduced, for its duration, by 0.25% per month, computed for each month comprised between the date on which it is payable and the nearest date on which it would otherwise have been granted to the employee without any actuarial reduction under this Order in Council. If the date of receipt of the application is subsequent to the nearest date on which the amount of the pension may be granted to the employee under those paragraphs, the amount of the pension is payable to the employee on the latter date.
For the purposes of the first paragraph, where the employee benefits from the provisions of section 23, all the months during which the employee held an office referred to in section 23 must be counted for the purpose of computing the age and years of service of an employee who was an administrator of state I on 31 December 1991, even where such months occur after 31 December 1991. The total number of years added may not exceed 5.