TSP waiver


Q. My husband asked me to get a paper notarized and sign stating that I waive my rights to 50 percent annuity and so forth. Is he trying to keep me from any of it, or is that the only way to receive his withdrawal?

A. You need to read and understand what you’re being asked to sign before you agree. In certain circumstances, the only way he can withdraw the Thrift Savings Plan money is if you agree to waive your claim for a survivor annuity. You have a right to certain benefits from his TSP account. If you waive this right, it might work out badly for you, so you should be careful.


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Mike Miles is a Certified Financial Planner licensee and principal adviser for Variplan LLC, an independent fiduciary in Vienna, Virginia. Email your financial questions to fedexperts@federaltimes.com and view his blog at money.federaltimes.com.

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