Retirement Benefits

2023 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.

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2023 Pay Days 

Benefit Month  Southern California*/
Out-of-State Mailing Date  
Northern California* Mailing Date   Direct Deposit Date  
January   January 27  January 27  February 1  
February   February 24  February 24  March 1 
March   March 29  March 30  March 30 
April   April 27  April 28  May 1 
May   May 26  May 26  June 1 
June   June 27  June 28  June 30 
July   July 27  July 28  August 1 
August   August 29  August 30  September 1 
September   September 27  September 28  September 29 
October   October 27  October 27  November 1 
November   November 28  November 29  December 1 
December   December 27  December 28  January 2, 2024 

*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

Go Online and Access Your Statements

The State Controller’s Office is not mailing paper statements at this time to CalPERS retirees who are enrolled in direct deposit. You can access your pension benefit statements by logging in to your myCalPERS account. If you don’t have an account, follow the easy registration process listed on the myCalPERS webpage.

You can also update your payment preferences in your myCalPERS account by selecting Retirement, then select Payment Options and follow the prompts. If you have questions regarding when funds are placed into your account, contact your financial institution.