Retirement Check Pay Days

Retirement benefits are paid at the end of the month. For example, the payment you receive at the end of June 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 2015. 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.

2015 Retirement Check Pay Days
Benefit Month Mailing Date Direct Deposit Date
December 2014 December 30 January 2
January January 29 January 30
February February 26 February 27
March March 30 April 1
April April 29 May 1
May May 28 June 1
June June 29 July 1
July July 30 July 31
August August 28 September 1
September September 29 October 1
October October 29 October 30
November November 25 December 1
December December 30 January 4, 2016

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: 12-04-2014