contingent beneficiary

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contingent beneficiary

n. a person or entity named to receive a gift under the terms of a will, trust or insurance policy, who will only receive that gift if a certain event occurs or a certain set of circumstances happen. Examples: surviving another beneficiary, still being married to the same spouse, having completed college, or being certified as having shaken his/her drug habit. (See: contingent, contingent interest)

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In that ruling, the Service relied on Crummey to find that the settlor was entitled to annual gift exclusions for all persons with withdrawal rights, including contingent beneficiaries.
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Servicemembers may designate principal and contingent beneficiaries.
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