24. Every person who ceases to be a Member is entitled, before being granted a pension, to withdraw the total amount of his contributions with interest compounded for each year during which he contributed, at the rate established pursuant to the Act respecting the Government and Public Employees Retirement Plan (chapter R-10).
Every person having applied for the payment of benefits under the disability insurance plan contemplated in section 27 and who is qualified to receive them is not entitled to withdraw his contributions for as long as he is disabled.
In the event that a Member or former Member not qualified to receive a pension dies, the contributions shall be paid to his spouse, or if he has no spouse, to his assigns under the same conditions even if the Member or former Member had made the choice provided for in section 52.
The withdrawal of contributions extinguishes the right to the years of service for the purposes of qualifying for a pension or computing the pension.
1982, c. 66, s. 24; 1983, c. 24, s. 84; 1990, c. 5, s. 1.