Q. I retired in 2014 with an annuity and fixed monthly payments, which began in mid-2014. I will be 70 in March 2017. If I do nothing, will the TSP automatically make a withdrawal and send me a check (or electronic deposit) made up of the difference between my annual withdrawal and the RMD? The difference should be about $1,000 for the year.
A. Yes. Once you have requested monthly payments, the TSP will automatically issue a distribution, at the end of the year, to make sure that you meet the RMD each year.