TSP withdrawal while out on OWCP


Q. I have been out on workers’ compensation since 2010 and am now in a dire financial situation. From reading some of the rules from the Thrift Savings Plan handbook, it says that I have to be separated in order to withdraw part or all money from my account. Would I be able to withdraw a portion while receiving workers’ compensation benefits?

A. In-service withdrawals from the TSP are permitted if you are at least age 59 1/2, or can prove financial hardship.


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