Q. I am a federal civilian under the FERS system with less than 10 years of civil service. I am also a military reservist with 25 years of military service. I am not yet 50 years old and I do not intend to retire or separate from federal service in the next few years. I want to cease contribution to and close my TSP account, withdraw the entire amount immediately by rolling it over into a tradional IRA not associated with the government. I am unconcerned about any penalty I may have to pay. I could not find in any of the TSP literature or website how I could do this. Could you assist me?
A. This is not permitted under the circumstances you describe.