Retirement Benefits

2024 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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2024 Pay Days

Benefit Month  Southern California*/
Out-of-State Mailing Date  
Northern California* Mailing Date   Direct Deposit Date  
January   January 29  January 29  February 1  
February   February 27  February 27  March 1 
March   March 27  March 28  March 29 
April   April 26  April 26  May 1 
May   May 28  May 28  May 31 
June   June 26  June 27  July 1 
July   July 29  July 29  August 1 
August   August 27  August 27  August 30 
September   September 27  September 27  October 1 
October   October 29  October 29  November 1 
November   November 25  November 25  November 27 
December   December 27  December 27  January 2, 2025 

*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

More Options to Access Your Retirement Check Statements

We offer many options for you to view your retirement check. You can view your check through our new mobile app or through our automated phone system.

You can also continue to access your retirement check statements by logging in to your myCalPERS account. If you don’t have an account, follow the easy registration process listed on the Using 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.