The first part of the disability period, until the end of the 2nd week that is covered by your employer (known as the waiting period)
During this period, your DGPP membership continue. Your contributions must be paid.
From the 3rd to the 26th week (short-term disability period)
During these 24 weeks, your DGPP membership continue. You must continue to pay your contributions to the DGPP, based on your salary. The reference salary used to establish your dues is your regular salary prior to your disability leave, if you are a full-time employee. If you are not a full-time employee, the average of the salaries for the last 13 weeks worked, up to the normal average number of hours for your employment category, is used to calculate your contributions.
Starting as of the 27th week (long-term disability period)
If you are on long-term disability, you are exempt from paying DGPP contributions. This means that you have no contributions to pay to the DGPP.
For the purposes of the DGPP, your years of credited service continue to accumulate as long as you are on disability leave. For each year in this period, the DGPP recognizes your salary as being at the same level as when you began your disability leave. This salary is indexed annually, up to a maximum of 4% per year.