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  6. New Designations Required for TSP Beneficiary Forms

New Designations Required for TSP Beneficiary Forms

Due to recent website updates, all Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) beneficiaries must be reestablished. Any prior TSP beneficiary designations have been canceled. 

If you do not establish new beneficiaries foregoing your passing, your TSP benefits will pay out in the established order of precedence. If you need to designate specific individuals and/or amounts to be paid from your TSP in the event of your passing, you must log into your TSP account and make new designations.

TSP has made this process simple and eco-friendly by offering electronic submissions only. Your TSP beneficiaries can be established online by visiting www.tsp.gov. Once you are logged into your account, simply follow the prompts to update your beneficiaries.

Instructions to update TSP Beneficiaries

  1. Set up new login (if first time accessing the new website). 
  2. Log in with username and password. 
  3. Select "Beneficiaries" button on landing page.
  4. Review Beneficiary Summary. 
  5. Select "Add Beneficiary "or "Choose Beneficiary" if applicable. 
  6. Follow the steps on the screen to complete the process.

For more information about the updates to TSP, please contact TSP at ThriftLine:
1-877-968-3778 (toll-free) Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. eastern time, or online at www.tsp.gov.

For additional assistance, contact the Retirement and Benefits Advisory Services Branch at 202-325-6180, 1-800-987-8612, or via the Retirement and Benefits App.

  • Last Modified: August 17, 2022
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