Optional Retirement - Divorce or Separation
In the event that a judgment, decree, or court order establishes the rights of another person to your benefits under the plan, and where there is a qualified domestic relations order, payments will be made by TIAA in accordance with that order. A court order may preempt the usual requirement that your spouse be considered your primary beneficiary for a portion of the accumulation.

TIAA has the procedures and forms necessary to determine whether a judgment, decree or order is a “qualified domestic relations order”. For more information visit or call TIAA.


Optional Retirement



Contact your campus benefits office for more information.

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