Resources

Forms:

U = Uniformed Services
  • TSP-9, Change in Address for Separated Participant
  • TSP-15, Change in Name for Separated Participant
  • TSP-16 (TSP-U-16), Exception to Spousal Requirements
  • TSP-3, Designation of Beneficiary

Name and Mailing Address Change

Make sure to inform the TSP if your name or mailing address changes.

If you are actively employed, ask your agency or service to change your name or mailing address for your TSP account.

If you are separated from Federal civilian service or the uniformed services:

  • Change your mailing address by submitting Form TSP-9, Change in Address for Separated Participants.
  • Change your name by submitting Form TSP-15, Change in Name for Separated Participants.

You can also make these changes online by visiting My Account: Profile Settings.

Spouse's Rights

Your spouse has certain rights regarding your TSP account.

Any time you request a loan or withdrawal from your TSP account:

  • Your spouse must consent to your request in writing, if you are a FERS employee or member of the uniformed services.
  • Your spouse must be notified of your request, if you are a CSRS employee.

If, at any time, you are unable to obtain your spouse's consent or provide your spouse's address for notification, you may be able to obtain an exception by submitting Form TSP-16, Exception to Spousal Requirements (TSP-U-16, uniformed services). (You must provide documentation. These exceptions are rarely granted.)

Beneficiary Designations

Review your beneficiary designations to make sure that your TSP account will be awarded according to your wishes in the event of your death.

If you submit Form TSP-3, Designation of Beneficiary, the TSP will honor only beneficiaries named on that form.

If no Designation of Beneficiary form has been submitted, your account will be distributed according to the statutory order of precedence - that is, first to your spouse.

The TSP will not honor a will or prenuptial agreement when distributing your TSP account.

Changing your contributions? Save at least 5% to get your full match.

Are you separated from federal employment?

Would you like to change your address right now in My Account instead of downloading Form TSP-9?

You cannot use this form to change your address. As a current federal employee or service member, you must change your address through your agency or service.

Are you separated from federal employment?

To change your name, you will need to provide documentation to the TSP. See the instructions on the form for documentation requirements.

You cannot use this form to change your name. As a current federal employee or service member, you must change your name through your agency or service.

Thinking of taking a loan? Please watch this first.

Thinking of taking your money out of the TSP? Please watch this first.

Still want to make a withdrawal?

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Let our online wizard help you with your withdrawal request. Based on your answers to a series of questions, it will prefill the appropriate sections of your form and help you avoid mistakes that could cause your form to be delayed or rejected.

See how easy it is to complete this form.

Let our online wizard help you with your withdrawal request. Based on your answers to a series of questions, it will prefill the appropriate sections of your form and help you avoid mistakes that could cause your form to be delayed or rejected.

See how easy it is to complete this form.

Let our online wizard help you with your withdrawal request. Based on your answers to a series of questions, it will prefill the appropriate sections of your form and help you avoid mistakes that could cause your form to be delayed or rejected.