What options are available for a TSP account that belongs to a federal employee or retiree who passes away? Here is an overview of the available options.
When two federal employees are a married couple under FERS, they have different benefits considerations than families with only one federal employee.
What are the considerations for federal employees under FERS to leave survivor benefits to a spouse?
A TSP participant can designate anyone as a beneficiary to a TSP account, however, only a spousal beneficiary can choose to leave the funds in TSP. The author says it’s important to understand all implications of a spousal beneficiary deciding to keep funds inside of the TSP.
I am planning to retire at age 63 and waiting to withdraw my Social Security until I reach age 66. While my husband is still working, can he withdraw his Social Security at age 64? Can I apply for half of his Social Security while I am waiting to withdraw my Social Security?
If your spouse dies (no children) and you have a spousal annuity, what should you do?
In response to the announcement from the Obama Administration that it is extending marriage benefits to same sex couples, the Office of Personnel Management has proposed changing the definition of spouse for the purposes of providing federal benefits.