Payment Schedule


Benefit Payment Schedule


Payment Month

Payment Day

Benefit Payment Date

January Monday January 3, 2022
February Tuesday February 1, 2022
March Tuesday March 1, 2022
April Friday April 1, 2022
May Friday

April 29, 2022

June  Wednesday June 1, 2022
July Friday July 1, 2022
August Monday August 1, 2022
September Thursday September 1, 2022
October Friday September 30, 2022
November Tuesday November 1, 2022
December Thursday December 1, 2022

Benefit Payment Policy

OCERS pays one month in arrears. For example: the May 1st benefit payment covers the period of April 1st – 30th.

Checks are always mailed the last day of the month and are payable on the first of every month.

Monthly Payment Policy

As part of an ongoing effort to provide better customer service to our members, OCERS has a plan to bring relief to retirees when the first of the month falls on a weekend or holiday. When the first of the month falls on a weekend or holiday, your monthly benefit will be deposited the previous business day. The only exception to this is the January 1st benefit payment. The January 1st benefit will continue to be paid the first business day of the year.

This affects only those members who receive their monthly benefit via EFT. For those who receive an actual check, they will continue to be mailed out on the last business day of the month via the United States Postal Service.

Retirees who want to receive their retirement allowance in the most prompt way should sign up for Electronic Fund Transfer – also known as “Direct Deposit” or “Automatic Deposit.” This provides retirees with the fastest delivery of their monthly retirement payment possible.