59. No person may claim a benefit or advantage under this Act unless he has applied therefor to the Commission, except in cases where section 48 applies.
Even in the absence of an application for payment, any benefit payable under this Act shall be paid on or before 31 December of the year in which the person attains 69 years of age or, where he continues to hold pensionable employment under the plan on that date, from the date on which he retires.
Every application relating to the application of this Act received by the Commission between 20 November 1985 and 26 June 1986 is deemed to have been received on the latter date.
1986, c. 44, s. 59; 1997, c. 50, s. 10.