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Involuntary cash-out

Last Updated March 20, 2009


An involuntary distribution of a participant’s balance or $5,000 or less, under a qualified plan, 403(b) or 457(b) plan, which occurs when the participant is non-responsive to plan communications.

The plan administrator must provide written notification to the plan participants of its intent to distribute the amount , the tax-treatment of such distribution and rollover options.

Spousal consent is not required for a cash-out

Referring Cite

IRC § 411(a)(11) ;

IRC § 457(e)(9)(A); Treas. Reg. 1.411(a)-11(e),

IRS Notice 2005-05,

Fiduciary Responsibility Under ERISA Automatic Rollover Safe Harbor; Final Rule

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