Within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, persons who are unable to obtain help from their employer to complete the
Application for buy-back (form 727A) can complete it themselves and send it directly to Retraite Québec, regardless of whether it is incomplete. In addition, the
Attestation de période de rachat (form 728; French only), that must be completed by the employer concerned and normally enclosed with each application for a buy-back, is not required either.
Retraite Québec will contact the employers concerned once it is possible to do so in order to obtain all the information required to process the applications for buy-backs.
The date on which Retraite Québec receives the application for a buy-back form is the date on which the application begins being processed, and will be used to calculate the cost of the requested buy-back. The current situation will not result in any increase in the cost of a buy-back.
Please note that the easing described above is temporary. It applies only during the confinement period prescribed by the government.