Q. How long after I retire do I have to repay my loan? Is there time to take a partial payment from the Thrift Savings Plan at retirement to pay the loan?
A. You have 90 days following your separation to repay the loan. It doesn’t make sense to take a partial withdrawal to repay the loan, since any unpaid balance will be declared a taxable distribution when the deadline is reached but won’t count against your once-in-a-lifetime limit on partial withdrawals.