EQUI-VEST® annuity forms

Annuity claims are paid after the Company ensures:

  • You are the true beneficiary
  • The contract is current and in force
  • That all conditions of the contract have been met

Required documents

When filing a claim, these documents are necessary:

  • Copy of death certificate
  • EQUI-VEST® Claim to Annuity Benefits (Required for all beneficiaries listed on the contract)
  • Any additional claim form that is required for the payment option you have selected (see additional option forms below)
  • W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification for Estate, Trust, or any other non-natural entity

Additional documents

You may also request the forms below be mailed to you by calling our toll-free number, (800) 628-6673, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Eastern)

Not all options are available to all beneficiaries. Depending on your personal situation, these additional documents may be necessary:

  • EQUI-VEST® Lump Sum Distribution Form: Available when receiving a lump sum distribution in the form of a check or an Equitable online account
  • EQUI-VEST® Periodic Payment Plan Option Form: Available when receiving a guaranteed stream of income
  • EQUI-VEST® Inherited Annuity Beneficiary Continuation Option (BCO) for NQ Form: Refer to form for requirements
  • EQUI-VEST® Beneficiary Continuation Option (BCO) Form: Refer to form for requirements
  • EQUI-VEST® Trustee Certification Form: Available in conjunction with the BCO options if the Trust is a beneficiary and elects BCO (to be completed with the applicable BCO form)
  • EQUI-VEST® Successor Owner/Annuitant (SOA) Option Form: Available when the spouse wants to continue the existing contract in their name and take over ownership
  • Beneficiary Guide: To assist with important decisions after the loss of a loved one

Return all documents to:

Regular Mail

Equitable EQUI-VEST® Processing Office
PO Box 4956, MD 32-88
Syracuse, NY 13221

Express Mail

Equitable EQUI-VEST® Processing Office
Suite 1000
100 Madison St., MD 32-88
Syracuse, NY 13202


(816) 701-4967

You may also request these forms be mailed to you by calling:

  • Our toll-free number, (800) 628-6673, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Eastern)
  • The contractholder’s Financial Professional

If you need assistance at any time, we recommend that you check with your Financial Professional or contact the customer service area applicable to your situation.

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