Q. I will be retiring (CSRS) at the end of this year. I understand there are several options available with my account. However, I haven’t been able to find any clear/accurate information. Can I take it out as a lump sum? (Is there a negative to this?) As a retiree, can I leave it in place? (One article seemed to state that if a person does this, they receive a small monthly check of some sort.)
A. You’ll find the information you need here: https://www.tsp.gov/planparticipation/withdrawals/accountOptions.shtml.