Régie des rentes du Québec

If you stop working temporarily

If you stop working temporarily, for example, because of the birth of a child, sickness, a work-related accident or a temporary lay-off, your active membership in your defined benefit pension plan generally does not end. However, new contributions will not necessarily be made during that period.

Consult your plan summary or contact the plan administrator to find out whether or not, during such periods of absence, your plan:

  • will continue crediting service for the purpose of calculating your pension
    or
  • will allow you to buy back service for the period in which service was not credited.

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