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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.

In-service withdrawal basics

In-service withdrawals are withdrawals you make from your TSP account while you’re still working for the federal government or a member of the uniformed services. An in-service withdrawal can have a serious impact on your TSP account. Remember that the purpose of your account is to accumulate savings so that you’ll have income during retirement.

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