• TSP-17, Information Relating to Deceased Participant

Report a Participant's Death


Report the death of a TSP participant immediately.

The participant's next of kin, legal representative, or other responsible person should do one of the following:

  • If the participant was an active Federal employee or member of the uniformed services, report the death to the participant's employing agency or service.
  • Otherwise, report the participant's death to the TSP by calling 1-877-968-3778. Press 3 from the main menu and hold to speak to a TSP Service Representative.

Submit the Proper Paperwork


Take the following steps to inform the TSP (or confirm) that the participant is deceased, and provide information that will help the TSP determine potential beneficiaries.

  1. Complete Form TSP-17, Information Relating to Deceased Participant.
  2. Attach the participant's certified death certificate.
  3. Mail the completed form and the required documentation to:
    TSP Death Benefits Processing Unit
    P.O. Box 4450
    Fairfax, VA 22038-4450
    For overnight delivery, mail the form to:
    ATTN: TSP Death Benefits Processing Unit
    12210 Fairfax Town Center
    Unit 906
    Fairfax, VA 22033