If you separate from employment, you can choose to either leave your contributions in the plan until you’re eligible to retire or withdraw them. The IRS requires that you begin taking payment of your monthly benefit by the time you are 72, unless you are still employed.
Be sure to keep your contact information and beneficiaries up to date even if you separate from service. You can do this instantly through your online account.
Inactive accounts search: Former members can check whether they have funds available using this tool.