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Application of Surviving Spouse for Retirement Benefits

Application of Surviving Spouse for Retirement Benefits

 

INSTRUCTIONS: ALABAMA APPLICATION OF SURVIVING SPOUSE FOR RETIREMENT BENEFITS
 
Surviving spouses of Alabama judicial employees who have died can file the document discussed in this article to request that they be granted benefits from their spouse's retirement funds. This document can be obtained from the website of the Retirement Systems of Alabama. Note that benefits for surviving spouses differ based on the position held by their late spouse. For example, the surviving spouse of a probate judge with five or greater years of creditable service is entitled to receive $480 per year multiplied by the number of years of service performed by their late spouse. This benefit cannot exceed $4,800 per year or 30% of their spouse's base sum or final judicial salary at the time of their death. 
 
Alabama Supplication Of Surviving Spouse For Retirement Benefits Step 1: On the first line, enter the first, middle and last name of the deceased spouse.
 
Alabama Supplication Of Surviving Spouse For Retirement Benefits Step 2: On the second line, enter the date on which the deceased spouse died.
 
Alabama Supplication Of Surviving Spouse For Retirement Benefits Step 3: On the third line, enter the position which was held by the deceased spouse.
 
Alabama Supplication Of Surviving Spouse For Retirement Benefits Step 4: On the fourth line, enter your date of birth.
 
Alabama Supplication Of Surviving Spouse For Retirement Benefits Step 5: On the fifth line, enter your Social Security number.
 
Alabama Supplication Of Surviving Spouse For Retirement Benefits Step 6: On the sixth line, enter your street address.
 
Alabama Supplication Of Surviving Spouse For Retirement Benefits Step 7: On the seventh line, enter your city, state and zip code.
 
Alabama Supplication Of Surviving Spouse For Retirement Benefits Step 8: Sign and date the form.
 
Alabama Supplication Of Surviving Spouse For Retirement Benefits Step 9: Appear before a notary public, who will sign and date the form as well as affixing their seal.
 
Alabama Supplication Of Surviving Spouse For Retirement Benefits Step 10: File the document by mailing it to the Judicial Retirement Fund of Alabama at the address given at the top of the page.
 
Alabama Supplication Of Surviving Spouse For Retirement Benefits Step 11: Once your application is approved, you will be granted benefits until either your death or remarriage. 
 
 

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Monthly Member Contribution Remittance – Fee

Monthly Member Contribution Remittance - Fee

 

INSTRUCTIONS: ALABAMA MONTHLY MEMBER CONTRIBUTION REMITTANCE PROBATE JUDGES ON FEE
 
Alabama probate judges who are paid on a fee basis are required to submit the remittance form discussed in this article before or on the first day of the month immediately succeeding each reporting period. This document can be obtained from the website of the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Fee Step 1: On the first line, enter the ending date of the month for which you are filing.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Fee Step 2: On the second line, enter the name of the county in which you are employed.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Fee Step 3: On the third line, enter your name.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Fee Step 4: On the fourth line, enter your Social Security number.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Fee Step 5: On line 1a, enter the current annual state compensation figure for circuit judges. 
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Fee Step 6: Multiply line 1a by 90%. Enter the resulting product on line 1b. This is your base sum.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Fee Step 7: Transfer line 1b to line 2.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Fee Step 8: Enter the prevailing rate of contribution for Judicial Retirement Fund members on line 2c.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Fee Step 9: Multiply the base rate by line 2c. Enter the resulting product on line 2d. This is your annual contribution.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Fee Step 10: Transfer line 2d to line 3.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Fee Step 11: Divide your annual contribution by 12. Enter the resulting number on line 3e. This is your monthly contribution.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Fee Step 12: Sign and date the form.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Fee Step 13: Mail the document to the Judicial Retirement Fund at the address given at the top of the page along with the payment. Payments which are submitted late will be subject to financial penalties in the form of interest.
 
 

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Monthly Member Contribution Remittance – Salary

Monthly Member Contribution Remittance - Salary

 

INSTRUCTIONS: ALABAMA MONTHLY MEMBER CONTRIBUTION REMITTANCE PROBATE JUDGES ON SALARY
 
 
Probate judges paid on a salary basis who are members of the Judicial Retirement Fund are required to contribute 6% of their annual compensation on a monthly basis. This is done using the document discussed in this article, which can be found on the website of the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Salary Step 1: On the first line, enter the date of the end of the month for which you are filing.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Salary Step 2: On the second line, enter the county in which you work.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Salary Step 3: On the third line, enter your name.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Salary Step 4: On the fourth line, enter your Social Security number.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Salary Step 5: On line 1, enter your annual salary.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Salary Step 6: Enter the current prevailing rate for contributions where indicated.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Salary Step 7: Multiply your salary by the prevailing rate. Enter the resulting product to determine your annual contribution.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Salary Step 8: Transfer your annual contribution to line 2.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Salary Step 9: Divide your annual contribution by 12 to determine your monthly contribution.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Salary Step 10: If salary changes occur during the monthly reporting period, you must complete the next part of the form. On line A, multiply your previous monthly contribution by the number of days the previous salary was in effect.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Salary Step 11: On line B, multiply your current monthly contribution by the number of days the previous salary was in effect.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Salary Step 12: Add the products from lines A and B on line C to determine your contribution for the month.
 
Alabama Monthly Member Contribution Remittance Probate Judges On Salary Step 13: Appear before a notary public, who will affix their seal.
 

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Transfers from 457 Plans to RSA-1

Transfers from 457 Plans to RSA-1

 

INSTRUCTIONS: ALABAMA INCOMING TRANSFER FROM OTHER SECTION 457 PLANS TO RSA-1 
 
Alabama public employees transferring from other section 457 plans to the RSA-1 retirement fund use the form discussed in this article to transfer their funds. This document can be obtained from the website of the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
 
Alabama Incoming Transfer From Other Section 457 Plans To RSA-1 Step 1: On the first blank line of Part I, enter your name.
 
Alabama Incoming Transfer From Other Section 457 Plans To RSA-1 Step 2: On the second blank line, enter your Social Security number.
 
Alabama Incoming Transfer From Other Section 457 Plans To RSA-1 Step 3: On the third blank line, enter your street address or P.O. box number as applicable.
 
Alabama Incoming Transfer From Other Section 457 Plans To RSA-1 Step 4: On the fourth blank line, enter your phone number.
 
Alabama Incoming Transfer From Other Section 457 Plans To RSA-1 Step 5: On the fifth blank line, enter your city, state and zip code.
 
Alabama Incoming Transfer From Other Section 457 Plans To RSA-1 Step 6: On the sixth blank line, enter your email address.
 
Alabama Incoming Transfer From Other Section 457 Plans To RSA-1 Step 7: On the seventh blank line, enter the name of your employer.
 
Alabama Incoming Transfer From Other Section 457 Plans To RSA-1 Step 8: On the eighth blank line, enter your date of birth.
 
Alabama Incoming Transfer From Other Section 457 Plans To RSA-1 Step 9: Indicate with a check mark whether you are enrolled in ERS/JRF, TRS or another section 457 plan.
 
Alabama Incoming Transfer From Other Section 457 Plans To RSA-1 Step 10: Skip to Part IV on the next page. Enter the dollar amount whose transfer from your current plan you are authorizing for transfer to an RSA-1 fund.
 
Alabama Incoming Transfer From Other Section 457 Plans To RSA-1 Step 11: Sign and date the bottom of the second page in the presence of a notary public.
 
Alabama Incoming Transfer From Other Section 457 Plans To RSA-1 Step 12: Submit the form to the trustee official or record keeper of the plan from which you desire to transfer funds by mailing it to the holding financial institution. This plan will be responsible for completing Part II of this document.
 

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Investment Option Election for 457 Transfers

Investment Option Election for 457 Transfers

 

INSTRUCTIONS: ALABAMA INVESTMENT OPTION ELECTION FOR INCOMING 457 TRANSFER
 
Alabama public employees wishing to arrange a transfer of an investment fund from one retirement trust to a section 457 retirement fund may do so once a year by filing the document discussed in this article. This form can only be filed once a year and will remain in effect for the entire year. This form can be obtained from the website maintained by the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
 
Alabama Investment Option Election For Incoming 457 Transfer Step 1: On the first line, enter your first name, middle or maiden name, and last name. 
 
Alabama Investment Option Election For Incoming 457 Transfer Step 2: On the second line, enter your street address or P.O. box number.
 
Alabama Investment Option Election For Incoming 457 Transfer Step 3: On the third line, enter your city, state and zip code.
 
Alabama Investment Option Election For Incoming 457 Transfer Step 4: On the fourth line, enter your Social Security number.
 
Alabama Investment Option Election For Incoming 457 Transfer Step 5: On the fifth line, enter your complete date of birth.
 
Alabama Investment Option Election For Incoming 457 Transfer Step 6: On the sixth line, enter your telephone number, including the area code..
 
Alabama Investment Option Election For Incoming 457 Transfer Step 7: The next section concerns section 457 transfer accounts. Check the box next to the first statement if you wish to have part or all of your trustee-to-trustee transfer funds invested in the RSA-1 fixed investment option. Write the percentage of funds you wish to have invested in this option.
 
Alabama Investment Option Election For Incoming 457 Transfer Step 8: Check the box next to the second statement if you wish to have part or all of your trustee-to-trustee transfer funds invested in the RSA-1 stock investment option. Write the percentage of funds you wish to have invested in this option.
 
Alabama Investment Option Election For Incoming 457 Transfer Step 9: The form should be signed and dated in the presence of a notary public.
 
Alabama Investment Option Election For Incoming 457 Transfer Step 10: File the document by mailing it to the address given at the top of the page. Note that you must file this document before these funds can be transferred.
 

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Financial Hardship Distribution Request

Financial Hardship Distribution Request

 

INSTRUCTIONS: ALABAMA FINANCIAL HARDSHIP DISTRIBUTION REQUEST (Form RSA-1 EMERG)
 
Alabama public employees who are enrolled in the state RSA-1 pension fund may use a form RSA-1 EMERG if an emergency compels them to request that funds be disbursed to help them alleviate the financial damage from an unforeseeable emergency such as sudden and unexpected injury or sickness, property loss due to weather such as flood or fire, or similarly unusual catastrophes beyond the control of the person filing. This document can be obtained from the website of the Retirement Systems of Alabama. 
 
Alabama Financial Hardship Distribution Request RSA-1 EMERG Step 1: On the first line, enter your full name.
 
Alabama Financial Hardship Distribution Request RSA-1 EMERG Step 2: On the second line, enter your street address or P.O. box number.
 
Alabama Financial Hardship Distribution Request RSA-1 EMERG Step 3: On the third line, enter your city, state and zip code.
 
Alabama Financial Hardship Distribution Request RSA-1 EMERG Step 4: On the fourth line, enter your Social Security number.
 
Alabama Financial Hardship Distribution Request RSA-1 EMERG Step 5: On the fifth line, enter your phone number.
 
Alabama Financial Hardship Distribution Request RSA-1 EMERG Step 6: On the sixth line, enter your date of birth.
 
Alabama Financial Hardship Distribution Request RSA-1 EMERG Step 7: On the seventh line, enter the name and address of your employer.
 
Alabama Financial Hardship Distribution Request RSA-1 EMERG Step 8: In the next section, enter the dollar amount of compensation you are requesting.
 
Alabama Financial Hardship Distribution Request RSA-1 EMERG Step 9: Skip to the second page and read the guidelines concerning legitimate distribution of RSA-1 funds. You are required to provide a full written explanation of the nature of your emergency. Attach additional sheets if you need more space. Attach all documentation concerning your emergency.
 
Alabama Financial Hardship Distribution Request RSA-1 EMERG Step 10: Print your name at the bottom of the page.
 
Alabama Financial Hardship Distribution Request RSA-1 EMERG Step 11: Sign and date the bottom of the second page.
 
Alabama Financial Hardship Distribution Request RSA-1 EMERG Step 12: Return to the first page. You must sign and date this page in the presence of a notary public.
 
Alabama Financial Hardship Distribution Request RSA-1 EMERG Step 13: Submit the request form to the address given at the top of the first page. 
 
 

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Financial Hardship Required Documentation

 

INSTRUCTIONS: ALABAMA FINANCIAL HARDSHIP REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION 
 
Alabama public employees registered in the RSA-1 retirement fund program administered by the state's Retirement Systems may apply for funds to be disbursed in the event of an unexpected and unforeseeable emergency. To do so, you must file a financial hardship distribution request. This article summarizes the document outlining the documentation which must be submitted along with this request. Both forms can be found on the website maintained by the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
 
Alabama Financial Hardship Required Documentation Step 1: The first section summarizes the documentation that must be submitted in the event of foreclosure or eviction. Mandatory documentation includes a notice of foreclosure that states the amount required to bring your rent or mortgage up to date, as well as a loan denial letter.
 
Alabama Financial Hardship Required Documentation Step 2: The second section summarizes the documentation that must be submitted in the event of an involuntary loss of income. The documentation described here includes a statement from your employer explaining the amount of the income lost, copies of your two most recent pay stubs prior to the loss of income, copies of all pay stubs during your period of diminished income, and proof of unemployment or short-term disability benefits.
 
Alabama Financial Hardship Required Documentation Step 3: The next section concerns loss of property or home repair expenses. Document described here includes a copy of any insurance claim showing the total amount paid by your insurance company and the amount that was not covered and contractor's estimates for repairs necessitated by catastrophic damage. Note that all documentation must be dated within the last six months.
 
Alabama Financial Hardship Required Documentation Step 4: The next section concerns expenses related to funeral expenses. Documentation which must be submitted in this case includes certified proof of your spouse's or dependent's death, such as a death certificate. Additionally, you must provide documentation that the funeral expenses were incurred in your name. 
 
Alabama Financial Hardship Required Documentation Step 5: Note that applications which are submitted without sufficient documentation will be rejected as incomplete.
 
Alabama Financial Hardship Required Documentation Step 6: When submitting an application for funds for emergency purposes, note that this will require you to cease deferring your compensation for a minimum of six months. To do so, you must submit an authorization to defer compensation form.
 

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Form 1-C, Enrollment Blank

Form 1-C, Enrollment Blank

 

INSTRUCTIONS: ALABAMA ENROLLMENT BLANK (Form JRF 1-C)
 
Alabama judicial branch judges and justices are generally required to enroll in the state-administered Judicial Retirement Fund must submit a form JRF 1-C. The Judicial Retirement Fund is a defined benefit plan which falls under section 401(a) of the federal internal revenue code. This document can be found on the website of the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
 
Alabama Enrollment Blank JRF 1-C Step 1: On the first line, print your first, middle and last name.
 
Alabama Enrollment Blank JRF 1-C Step 2: On the second line, print your complete home address.
 
Alabama Enrollment Blank JRF 1-C Step 3: On the third line, print your date of birth.
 
Alabama Enrollment Blank JRF 1-C Step 4: On the fourth line, print your sex.
 
Alabama Enrollment Blank JRF 1-C Step 5: On the fifth line, print your Social Security number.
 
Alabama Enrollment Blank JRF 1-C Step 6: On the sixth line, print the title of your current judicial position.
 
Alabama Enrollment Blank JRF 1-C Step 7: On the seventh line, print your circuit or county location.
 
Alabama Enrollment Blank JRF 1-C Step 8: On the eighth line, enter the date on which your service in your current capacity began.
 
Alabama Enrollment Blank JRF 1-C Step 9: On the ninth line, enter your annual salary from the state treasury.
 
Alabama Enrollment Blank JRF 1-C Step 10: If a probate judge, enter your salary on the tenth line. If you are not paid on a salaried basis, circle "Fees."
 
Alabama Enrollment Blank JRF 1-C Step 11: On the eleventh line, enter the name of your spouse.
 
Alabama Enrollment Blank JRF 1-C Step 12: On the twelfth line, enter the sex of your spouse.
 
Alabama Enrollment Blank JRF 1-C Step 13: On the thirteenth line, enter the date of birth of your spouse.
 
Alabama Enrollment Blank JRF 1-C Step 14: On the fourteenth line, enter the Social Security number of your spouse.
 
Alabama Enrollment Blank JRF 1-C Step 15: Sign the form in the presence of a notary public, who will also sign and date the form and affix their seal.
 
Alabama Enrollment Blank JRF 1-C Step 16: Send the form to the Judicial Retirement Fund of Alabama at the address given at the top of the form. 
 

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Form 12, Insurance Authorization

Form 12, Insurance Authorization

 

INSTRUCTIONS: ALABAMA INSURANCE AUTHORIZATION FORM (Form 12)
 
Alabama judges enrolled in the Judicial Retirement Fund use Form 12 to authorize monthly premium deductions for health insurance from their retirement fund. This document is also used to authorize or revoke coverage for dependents, as well as to discontinue coverage. Form 12 can be found on the website maintained by the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
 
Alabama Insurance Authorization Form 12 Step 1: On the first line, enter your name.
 
Alabama Insurance Authorization Form 12 Step 2: On the second line, enter your date of birth.
 
Alabama Insurance Authorization Form 12 Step 3: On the third line, enter your Social Security number.
 
Alabama Insurance Authorization Form 12 Step 4: On the fourth line, enter your home phone number.
 
Alabama Insurance Authorization Form 12 Step 5: On the fifth line, enter your complete home address.
 
Alabama Insurance Authorization Form 12 Step 6: If you are enrolled in the state employees' health insurance plan, check the box next to the first statement.
 
Alabama Insurance Authorization Form 12 Step 7: If you are enrolled in another health insurance plan, check the box next to the second statement and write the name of your insurance plan.
 
Alabama Insurance Authorization Form 12 Step 8: Indicate with a check mark whether you do or do not wish to continue health insurance coverage for dependents. 
 
Alabama Insurance Authorization Form 12 Step 9: In the table provided, enter the last name, first name, middle name, birthdate, sex and relationship to you of every dependent.
 
Alabama Insurance Authorization Form 12 Step 10: If you wish to discontinue your health insurance coverage, check the box next to the statement stating this.
 
Alabama Insurance Authorization Form 12 Step 11: The last table provided requires you to list authorized miscellaneous insurance deductions if applicable. In the first column, give the name of the company.
 
Alabama Insurance Authorization Form 12 Step 12: In the second column, give the policy number.
 
Alabama Insurance Authorization Form 12 Step 13: In the third column, enter the amount of your monthly premium.
 
Alabama Insurance Authorization Form 12 Step 14: Sign and date the form.
 
Alabama Insurance Authorization Form 12 Step 15: Submit the document to your payroll clerk, who will sign and date the form. The document should then be filed with the Judicial Retirement Fund.
 

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Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments

Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments

 

INSTRUCTIONS: ALABAMA WITHHOLDING INSTRUCTIONS FOR PENSION OR ANNUITY PAYMENTS
 
Alabama public employees who are enrolled in a state-administered monthly pension or annuity are required to file instructions documenting their wishes concerning federal withholding tax. Failure to file this form will result in taxes being withheld on rates commensurate with married individuals with three exemptions. This document can be found on the website of the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
 
Alabama Withholding Instructions For Pension Or Annuity Payments Step 1: On the first blank line, enter your name.
 
Alabama Withholding Instructions For Pension Or Annuity Payments Step 2: On the second blank line, enter your Social Security number.
 
Alabama Withholding Instructions For Pension Or Annuity Payments Step 3: Check the box next to the first statement if you do not want to have federal withholding tax deducted from your monthly pension or annuity. Note that this will make you liable for all tax payments, including potential penalties if your payments are not sufficient. If  you check this box, you do not need to complete the remainder of the form.
 
Alabama Withholding Instructions For Pension Or Annuity Payments Step 4: Check the box next to the second statement if you wish to have your withholding tax calculated on the basis of your marital status and number of exemptions claimed. If so, indicate your marital status with a checkmark on line A and enter the total number of exemptions claimed on line B.
 
Alabama Withholding Instructions For Pension Or Annuity Payments Step 5: Check the box next to the third statement if you wish to have an amount greater than required by the tax tables withheld from your monthly pension or annuity. If so, enter the dollar amount. Indicate your marital status with a checkmark on line A and enter the total number of exemptions claimed on line B.
 
Alabama Withholding Instructions For Pension Or Annuity Payments Step 6: If you wish to have an additional amount withheld, check the box next to the fourth statement and enter the dollar amount. Indicate your marital status using a checkmark on line A and enter the total number of exemptions you will claim on line B.
 
Alabama Withholding Instructions For Pension Or Annuity Payments Step 7: Sign and date the bottom of the page where indicated.
 

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