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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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It is also advisable to list contingent beneficiaries should the primary die before the account owner.
But because UBS required all shares of primary beneficiaries to equal 100 percent and all shares of contingent beneficiaries to likewise equal 100 percent, UBS directed Kenney to file new beneficiary designation forms clarifying whether all four beneficiaries were intended to be primary beneficiaries.
Instead, Father obtained two life insurance policies in 2012 that named his mother (paternal grandmother) sole beneficiary, and the two children as contingent beneficiaries. In the months leading up to his death, Father changed the policies and named his Fiance as primary beneficiary.
Who are your contingent beneficiaries? In some cases, you may want to establish a trust fund for your minor children, which may require legal help.
In general, naming the surviving spouse as beneficiary (with disclaimer as an option in favor of contingent beneficiaries such as a trust that has credit shelter and qualified terminable interest property (QTIP) provisions) is an advantageous selection for several reasons.
Insurers will pay most larger amounts according to the policy provisions that specify the recipient when no beneficiary has been designated (or where all primary and contingent beneficiaries predecease the insured).
(47) For example, contingent beneficiaries of the first trust may be named as primary beneficiaries in the second trust.
Naming contingent beneficiaries One or more persons/charities/ Contingent beneficiaries may be institutions may be named to named (to receive funds after any receive any remaining trust funds required Medicaid payback).
"Beneficiary designations should be part of a consistent review process, and this is true for primary beneficiaries and contingent beneficiaries," says Cambier.
In addition, the IRS will likely challenge exclusions for powers held by contingent beneficiaries. While the IRS acknowledges that in Cristofani not all of the power holders for whom a gift tax exclusion was allowed by the court had an income or vested remainder interest in the trust (although those that did not were contingent beneficiaries), it does warn that it will continue to deny exclusions for Crummey power holders where the withdrawal rights have no substance, regardless of the beneficiaries' economic interest in the trust.
Zulkiewski and Sharon Zulkiewski, as the contingent beneficiaries. (3) The insurance policy provided that $250,000 would be '"paid to the beneficiary immediately upon receipt of due proof of death of the insured if death occurs prior to the [expiration] date.' The policy also provided that the beneficiary or beneficiaries would be 'as shown in the application unless changed.'" (4) The policy further provided that the insured could change the beneficiaries by means of a written notice.
Ensure both primary and contingent beneficiaries are assigned to your retirement accounts.

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