TSP options


Q. What Thrift Savings Plan options are available upon retirement other than purchase of an annuity? What rules govern TSP rollovers to an IRA?

A. You may leave your money in the TSP and manage it there for life; you may take one partial withdrawal; you may take a full withdrawal as a lump sum or a series of monthly payments, or some combination of these. Internal Revenue Service rules govern rollovers to an IRA. Visit www.tsp.gov for more information.


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