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  • Starting in January 2021, we’re making the process easier for participants. If you’re turning 50 or older and are eligible for catch-up, you’ll no longer need to make separate catch-up elections to your TSP account. To learn how to make these contributions next year, visit Catch-up contributions.

Leaving uniformed services

Did you know if your account balance is $200 or more, you can leave it in the TSP when you leave the uniformed services?

Once you leave the uniformed services, you’ll no longer be able to make contributions to your account. However, you can keep more of what you save thanks to our low costs, change your investment mix, and transfer eligible money into your account — all while your account continues to accrue earnings.

As you prepare to leave the uniformed services, here are four important things you must do: