In certain instances, your plan may allow for hardship distributions.
If you have an immediate financial need created by severe hardship and you lack other reasonably available resources to meet that need, you may be eligible to receive a hardship withdrawal from your voluntary contributions. If you receive a distribution due to financial hardship, your plan will require you to stop voluntary salary deferrals to all available plans for six months or more and limit your deferrals in the following calendar year. Your matching contributions will also cease. If you feel you are facing financial hardship, you should see your financial professional for more details.