76.4. The Union des municipalités du Québec and the Fédération québécoise des municipalités locales et régionales (FQM) must jointly establish a supplementary benefits plan providing for the payment of supplemental pension benefits to any person having participated in the plan at any time between 1 January 1989 and 31 December 2000 or having participated in the general retirement plan referred to in section 4 before 1 January 1989 and the sums of which were transferred to this plan.
The plan established under the first paragraph may define classes among the beneficiaries of supplementary benefits and order benefits that vary according to the classes.
The plan referred to in the first paragraph must, in particular, provide for the sums required of the municipalities referred to in section 76.3 or the computation method for determining those sums, the time limit within which any payment must be made, the rate of interest payable on any payable amount and the characteristics and conditions of any benefit to be paid.
Benefits accrued under the supplementary benefits plan during marriage form part of the family patrimony established under the Civil Code. Chapter VI.1 of this Act applies, with the necessary modifications, to that plan.
In addition, the amounts paid under that plan are inalienable and unseizable. However, they are unseizable only up to 50% in the case of partition of the family patrimony between spouses, the payment of support or the payment of a compensatory allowance.
Any regulation made under Chapter VI.1 in respect of the supplementary benefits plan may provide that it takes effect on 1 January 2002.
2001, c. 25, s. 171; 2001, c. 68, s. 90; 2002, c. 77, s. 74.