Retirement Benefits

2022 Retirement Check Pay Dates

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 (SCO) issues checks and determines mailing dates.

If You Have Direct Deposit

Due to COVID-19, the State Controller’s Office won’t be printing and mailing statements for payees who are enrolled in direct deposit until further notice. If you need to view and/or print duplicate statements for up to the last five years, log in to your myCalPERS account to access your statements. If you have direct deposit, contact your financial institution to see when funds are placed in your account.

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2022 Pay Dates

Benefit Month  Southern California*/
Out-of-State Mailing Date 
Northern California* Mailing Date  Direct Deposit Date 
January  January 27  January 28  February 1 
February  February 24  February 25  March 1 
March  March 28  March 29  April 1 
April  April 26  April 27  April 29 
May  May 26  May 27  June 1 
June  June 28  June 29  July 1 
July  July 28  July 29  August 1 
August  August 29  August 30  September 1 
September  September 27  September 28  September 30 
October  October 28  October 28  November 1 
November  November 28  November 29  December 1 
December  December 29  December 30  January 3, 2023 

*The State Controller’s Office distinguishes Northern and Southern California using ZIP codes:

  • Southern California is between 90000 through 93599
  • Northern California is between 93600 through 96199