The money in the IRA is not tied to a defined benefit plan and is subject to withdrawal or annuity payments even without any additional benefits. As long as the account value of the money in the IRA is more than the cost of a regular account, you may need to reduce the amount paid into the IRA and apply for Social Security Disability. If you use this account to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, Social Security (formerly known as the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Program) will pay 100% of your premiums for up to 5 years unless you have an additional disability payment that requires a higher level. To learn more, see Social Security Disability Payments in the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASIS) Program. When using your Social Security Disability payment to reduce the IRA balance, you should always consult a qualified financial advisor, as your financial advisor will know how long you have to use your benefits before you have to pay your Social Security Disability premium.
What is a qualifying life event?
Qualifying life event means:
Marriage or common law marriage;
A disability (or an annuity in the absence of a disability); or
Filing of a federal tax return.
I have more than $1 million in assets. My life insurance will never pay the full premium. What’s going to happen to my IRA balance?
Your IRA account balance in your spouse’s name will include any accrued pension benefits for which his or her life insurance company pays the full premiums, up to the total retirement value of your IRA. For example, if your Life insurance company pays one third of your IRA’s $300,000, then after your retirement, the company may pay $1 million into your IRA balance, leaving you with $300,000 to use for any pension or other benefit you qualify for. If you make multiple withdrawals from your IRA before your withdrawal limit gets reached, you will stop all withdrawals in order to reduce the balance in your IRA. After your withdrawal limit is reached, your IRA will be destroyed and your balance wiped clean. The following table explains how your balance will be affected if your life insurance company pays no premium: Annual IRA Total IRA Total Unused IRA Balance After Balance When Your Balance Is Traced To An Unused IRA Balance After Balance When Your Balance Is Traced To An Unused IRA Balance After Balance When Your Balance Is Traced To An Unused IRA Balance After Balance When Your Balance Is Traced To An Unused IRA