Q: I am retiring in August at age 57 due to mandatory law enforcement officer’s coverage. I understand that you can choose to take a monthly withdrawal amount as low as $25 per month from your Thrift Savings Plan. I also understand that you can change this monthly withdrawal amount at a designated time each calendar year. After my retirement date, is there a set period of time in which I have to let the TSP know that I want to take a set monthly withdrawal amount?
A: No, although you are subject to the IRS minimum withdrawal requirements beginning at age 70 1/2.