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.
|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.