Beneficiary in TSP


Q. I have reviewed information at the TSP website. I have been unable to locate information regarding survivor benefits in the case of a nonannuity, monthly distribution without 10-year certain enabled. What are the rules in this most simple TSP account distribution plan?

A. If you die while receiving automatic monthly payments from your TSP account, the payments will end and the remaining balance in the account will be distributed to your beneficiaries.


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