TSP rollover


Q: I will be retiring at the end of March 2011. I plan to roll over my TSP to an IRA. Can I roll it over before I retire? If not, how long does it takes to roll over to an IRA after I submit the form?

A: If you have reached 59 1/2 and have not already done so, you may take an in-service withdrawal and roll it over to an IRA. Otherwise, you will have to wait until you retire to roll over your account. I can’t tell you exactly how long the process will take, but I would allow two weeks, or so.


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Mike Miles is a Certified Financial Planner licensee and principal adviser for Variplan LLC, an independent fiduciary in Vienna, Virginia. Email your financial questions to fedexperts@federaltimes.com and view his blog at money.federaltimes.com.

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