Retirement Benefits

2018 CalPERS Retirement Check Pay Days

Benefits are paid at the beginning of the month for the previous month’s benefits. For tax reasons, your December retirement check is always dated the first day of the new year.

The State Controller’s Office issues checks and determines mailing dates. If you have direct deposit, contact your financial institution to see when funds are placed in your account.

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, call us at 888 CalPERS (or 888-225-7377).

Benefit Month Southern California &
Out-of-State Mailing Date
Northern California Mailing Date Direct Deposit Date
January January 29 January 30 February 1
February February 26 February 27 March 1
March March 29 March 30 March 30
April April 26 April 27 May 1
May May 29 May 30 June 1
June June 28 June 29 June 29
July July 30 July 30 August 1
August August 29 August 30 August 31
September September 27 September 28 October 1
October October 29 October 30 November 1
November November 29 November 30 November 30
December December 28 December 28 January 2, 2019