16. For the purposes of this Division, the spouse of a purchaser who is a former member or a member is a person who fulfills the conditions prescribed in the first and third paragraphs of section 85 of the Act, with the necessary modifications in the case of a former member.
Spousal status is established on the day of conversion of all or part of the balance of the fund into a life pension or, in the case of the benefit referred to in subparagraph 4 of the first paragraph of section 19, on the day preceding the day of the purchaser’s death. The fourth paragraph of section 85 of the Act applies, with the necessary modifications, with respect to the spouse.
O.C. 1158-90, s. 16; O.C. 173-2002, s. 16.