Retirement Check Pay Days

Retirement benefits are paid at the beginning of the month for the previous month's benefits. For example, the payment you receive on July 1 is for your June benefits. For tax reasons, your December retirement check is always dated on the first day of the new year.

The chart below shows you the pay days for 2014. Since checks are issued by the State Controller's Office, they determine the mailing dates. If you have direct deposit, your financial institution has until the close of the direct deposit date to place the funds in your account. Please contact your financial institution to find out what time it places your funds in your account.

2014 Retirement Check Pay Days
Benefit Month Mailing Date Direct Deposit Date
December 2013 December 31 January 2
January January 31 January 31
February February 28 February 28
March March 28 April 1
April April 30 May 1
May May 30 May 30
June June 30 July 1
July July 31 August 1
August August 29 August 29
September September 30 October 1
October October 31 October 31
November November 26 December 1
December December 30 January 2, 2015


If your retirement check is mailed to you and you have not received it by the sixth of each month, or if you believe your check has been lost or stolen, you should contact us at 888 CalPERS (or 888-225-7377). If you've moved recently, or are planning to move, be sure to let us know. Learn more about Changing Your Address.


Additional Resources

Direct Deposit of Your Monthly Benefits
Taxes & Your Retirement

Dated: 01-16-2014