Top Reasons QDRO Forms Are Rejected
- doesn't have an original judge’s signature or
court stamp. Don't fax a QDRO or submit a copy.
- contains incorrect Information. ETF must reject
a QDRO if it contains incorrect information. We recommend you
double-check the accuracy of birth dates, Social Security numbers
(SSN), date of divorce, etc.
- is incomplete. Information for both the participant
and the alternate payee must be complete. The Social Security
number (with name) may be provided on a separate piece of paper.
- incorrectly splits the account.
- The alternate payee may receive a maximum
- You may use no more than two decimal places (e.g., 28.25%)
- The QDRO must list a percentage, not a dollar amount.
- The QDRO must list a percentage, not a decimal equivalent.
For example, do not list 0.5 instead of 50%.
- Don't request to divide the account for the period between
marriage and divorce dates.
- alters the ET-4926 QDRO-Order to Divide WRS Benefits
or ET-4935 QDRO-Foreign Jurisdiction Order to Divide WRS Benefits
- Don't cross off text
- Don't change the document to file it electronically
- Altered forms may be rejected
- is a draft. Don’t submit a draft. It
will be rejected without an original signature/stamp.
- is a legal document that must exactly follow Wisconsin
law. To ensure that your QDRO will be accepted, use one of the
following ETF forms. Other forms may not meet requirements under