Q: I plan on withdrawing money from my Thrift Savings Plan account for a residential loan. Can I continue my contributions and receive matching funds during the repayment period? Also, is it required that repayment is done through payroll deduction? As I intend to pay back the loan in 20 months from my wife’s income, I prefer to pay directly by check each month.
A: You may continue to contribute and receive matching contributions while repaying your loan. Your loan must be repaid through payroll deduction.