Q. I am a military technician and was told I’m under a special military technician early retirement 50/25 and will have 34 years of service, 4 years of which was active duty. I bought back my time and plan to retire in December. I will be 54 years old. If I start withdrawing from my TSP, will I be penalized 10 percent because I’m not 56 years old yet?
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Correction: The answer in this post contained the age 50½. It has been corrected to 59½. Q. I am a civil service employee under FERS. I recently retired from the Air Force Reserve. Is there any benefit or detriment to combining my two TSP accounts? None of my military account has contributions from combat pay.
Q. Are there any disadvantages in moving my TSP balance to another financial institution besides paying higher management fees? I’m concerned that I won’t have access to my funds on an intermittent basis if left in the TSP.
Q. I have reached the age where I can withdrawal my TSP without penalty, but must pay federal tax on it. Do I have to pay federal taxes if I gift it to my 18 year old son or would he pay the taxes on it?
Q. I work with the U.S. Postal Service. I will reach full retirement age at 62 when I have 25 years. Would I be eligible to withdraw money at age 59 ½ from my TSP without a federal tax penalty? I understand the normal taxes would be due according to my tax bracket.
Q. I will be 61 when I plan to retire with 38 years in service under CSRS the entire time. I am not counting on the TSP as part of my retirement and plan to use the money for home repair, paying certain loans, etc. What penalty/tax percent will I incur? I was planning on retiring in December, but January might be better for taxes on less income received.
Q. I am eligible to retire under FERS in January 2016 — at age 56 with 36 years of continuous federal service — and begin drawing a pension. As such, I am able to withdraw from my TSP without incurring the early withdrawal penalty. I am also eligible for the Social Security supplement. If I retire from federal service, begin drawing my pension, and take a job with a private company or start my own business, I understand that I will lose the Social Security supplement if my gross income exceeds a certain threshold, but will I still be able to…
Q. I am retiring at age 50 as a federal law enforcement official at the end of the year. I would like to make penalty free withdrawals from my TSP starting next year. Can I make monthly withdrawals from my TSP account in the amount of my choosing without incurring the 10 percent early withdrawal penalty? I would not change the amount of the TSP monthly distributions until sometime after age 59. The TSP computed payments based on my life expectancy were too low of a figure.