TSP loan request and military orders


Q. At the beginning of a pay period, an employee’s military orders begin. But in the middle of the pay period, it will be the 60th day after paying off a Thrift Savings Plan loan. If the employee wants to initiate a new TSP loan, what should the employee do? The orders are for several months.

A. The employee cannot take a loan from his/her civilian account if the employee is in nonpay status with respect to his/her civilian employment while performing military service. However, the employee may be eligible to request a TSP loan from his/her uniformed services account.


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Mike Miles is a Certified Financial Planner licensee and principal adviser for Variplan LLC, an independent fiduciary in Vienna, Virginia. Email your financial questions to fedexperts@federaltimes.com and view his blog at money.federaltimes.com.

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