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  • Retirement Pension and Estate Planning

    Asked on 5/14/2012

    I am in the process of filling out my retirement forms and my wife informed me that she did not want to be included on my retirement pension. Is there something that she needs to sign so that she will not be included?

  • Categories: Retirement Planning, Estate Planning


  • Steve 


    San Francisco, CA

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  • Yes. Because you are required by law to provide her with a full survivor annuity, when you submit your retirement application, you’ll have to include a signed and notarized statement from your wife stating that she is declining the survivor annuity.

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