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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If you name your children as contingent beneficiaries and they have children you may want to consider adding the Latin term "per stirpes." Per stirpes means that should the contingent beneficiary predecease the account owner; the share allotted to them would be equally distributed among their children.
A contingent beneficiary would only become a current beneficiary if the current beneficiary dies; hence the term "contingent" beneficiary.
You can make a huge difference by just naming DAV as a contingent beneficiary or even a recipient of a small percentage of your estate.
This class is appropriately called the contingent beneficiary.
In her files, along with the policy itself, were a document showing that a further policy loan had been paid up in 1958 and a 1982 change of beneficiary form that changed the beneficiaries from her now-deceased parents to her husband as primary beneficiary and me, her oldest son, as contingent beneficiary. A company representative had signed off on the beneficiary change.
The tax, then, is calculated and paid under subsection (d), which states that the tax attributable to the inclusion of that income in the gross income of that beneficiary for the year that income is distributed or distributable shall be the aggregate of the taxes, which would have been attributable to that income had it been included in the gross income of that beneficiary ratably for the year of distribution and the five preceding taxable years, or for the period that the trust accumulated or acquired income for that contingent beneficiary, whichever is shorter.
Chu named The Legion as the sole beneficiary of all his annuities, replacing both Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Christ and his son: he named no contingent beneficiary"
Zulkiewski (but the opinion does not reveal this information), on a form supplied by them, to change the primary beneficiary of the policy to his mother, Sharon Zulkiewski, and the contingent beneficiary to his father.
The policy owner names the spouse as the primary beneficiary and an ILIT as the contingent beneficiary of the policy.
One strategy is for the spouse to disclaim the proceeds of the death benefit of the policy on the deceased, at which time it is paid to a contingent beneficiary, which could be a trust outside of the estate of the surviving spouse.
(Life income gifts generally reduce or eliminate certain taxes.) A third option is to make the Society a beneficiary (or contingent beneficiary) of a life insurance policy.
For life insurance, annuities, qualified retirement plans and IRAs, the property in question will pass to the contingent beneficiary when the designated primary beneficiary disclaims.

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