Retirement Benefits

2021 Retirement Check Pay Dates

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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.

To view or print your benefit statements from the last five years, log in to your account at my.calpers.ca.gov.

Benefit Month Southern California
and Out-of-State Mailing Date
Northern California
Mailing Date
Direct Deposit Date
January January 28 January 29 February 1
February February 25 February 26 March 1
March March 29 March 30 April 1
April April 28 April 29 April 30
May May 27 May 28 June 1
June June 28 June 29 July 1
July July 28 July 29 July 30
August August 27 August 30 September 1
September September 29 September 30 October 1
October October 28 October 29 November 1
November November 29 November 29 December 1
December December 30 December 31 January 3, 2022