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Q: I am a federal firefighter under CSRS Special Retirement due to retire in November of 2011 at age 50. At what age will I be able to collect on my TSP retirement? A: While you can access your TSP account any time after you retire, you’ll be subject to the early withdrawal penalty rules until you reach age 59 1/2, unless you qualify for one of the exceptions. See page 4 of the tax notice at for details.