joint life annuity

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Joint Life Annuity

An annuity that two persons, almost always a married couple, open in order to provide for both in retirement. A joint life annuity makes payments to the designated party as long as one of the spouses remains alive. Depending on the nature of the agreement, the amount in the payments may decrease when the first spouse passes away. It is also called a joint and survivor annuity.

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If the present value of the participant's benefit does not exceed $5,000, the plan may provide for a lump sum cash-out of the qualified joint and survivor annuity or a qualified preretirement survivor annuity benefit.
A qualified joint and survivor annuity is a post-retirement death
A "qualified pre-retirement survivor annuity" is an annuity for the life of the surviving spouse of the participant with payments to the surviving spouse which are not less than the payments that would have been made under the qualified joint and survivor annuity (or the actuarial equivalent thereof), under the rules set forth in Code section 417(c).
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QJCAs: Benefits under defined-benefit and money-purchase plans must be distributed in the form of a qualified joint and survivor annuity (QJSA), unless the participant's spouse consents to a different form.
For example, the participant may have irrevocably elected a qualified joint and survivor annuity.
During that period, relative value disclosure is required only for lump-sum and Period-certain installment options and if the optional form is less valuable than a qualified joint and survivor annuity (QJSA) (or a life annuity for an unmarried participant).
Alternatively, the nonparticipant spouse could agree to allow the participant spouse to change the beneficiary, provided the former is informed of any rights being relinquished (such as the right to the required statutory portion of a qualified joint and survivor annuity).
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1.417 (e)-1T(b), assuming a plan has received an "affirmative distribution election" (i.e., an affirmative election as to the form of distribution, to which the spouse consents, if necessary), the employee (with spousal consent) can waive the 30-day waiting period; distributions can begin no less than seven days after the qualified joint and survivor annuity (QJSA) notice was given to the participant.

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