What Forms Do I Need to Designate My TSP to My Children?

By on June 4, 2014 in Q&A with 1 Comment

Q: What forms do I need to get to the TSP to set it up so that all that is in there will go to my children? I am making a one time withdrawal today and am wanting to just set the rest up to go to my children and not worry about the mandatory withdrawal at 71.

A: TSP-3, Designation of Beneficiary.  Available in the forms and publications section of the TSP website.

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John Grobe is President of Federal Career Experts, a consulting firm that specializes in federal retirement and career transition issues. He is also affiliated with TSP Safety Net. John retired from federal service after 25 years of progressively more responsible human resources positions. He is the author of Understanding the Federal Retirement Systems and Career Transition: A Guide for Federal Employees, both published by the Federal Management Institute. Federal Career Experts provides pre-retirement seminars for a wide variety of federal agencies.