TSP split between annuity, lump sum


Q: I am 57 years old and I have 34 years of service, including 21 years of active duty in the Navy. I have already paid my military deposit amount in full. My Thrift Savings Plan account has $200,000 in it. If I retire next year, can I get half of that amount in lump sum, and can I invest the remaining $100,000 in an annuity? If I can, when would I start receiving the annuity? 
A: Yes, you may request a partial lump-sum withdrawal, if you have not already done so, and then later request a full withdrawal as a life annuity. Your first montly annuity payment should be received within two months of your request as long as the request is complete and there are no problems.


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  1. I currently have a TSP loan that is scheduled for full repayment in 4 years. However I may retire in two years. If I don’t repay the TSP loan in full before I retire, I know that TSP will reduce my account by the amount of the loan balance and I will be taxed on it. Does that amount count as a lump sum payment or can I get a lump sum payout in addition?

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