Q: I have five years of military service that I am considering applying to my federal retirement years. I have waited way to long to do this and am hoping I could use my Thrift Savings Plan monies to pay for the military service, similar to rolling over an individual retirement account. Is this possible? A: A rollover to the Federal Employees Retirement System or the Civil Service Retirement System for service is not allowed.
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Q: Are federal employees allowed to contribute directly to the Thrift Savings Plan, or does the money have to come out of their paychecks? A: Contributions can be made only through payroll deferral or by transferring money from another tax-deferred retirement account.
Q: Can money in my Thrift Savings Plan account be rolled over into a Roth IRA, and if yes, what are the rules and when can it be done? A: Yes, certain TSP distributions are eligible to be transferred or rolled over to a Roth IRA. The TSP notice available here will introduce you the rules and limitations.