Benefit schedule set for 2019

Payments usually made on the first business day of each month

By Donna Castiglione, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

Dec. 26, 2018 – If you’re an OPERS retiree, you receive a pension each month. Here’s when our retirees can expect to receive their pensions next year.

OPERS typically issues pension benefit payments on the first business day of the month. If that day falls on a weekend or holiday, we’ll issue the payment on the last business day of the previous month. The exception to this rule is in January when, for tax purposes, the payment must be issued on the first business day of the month.

Please make note of the payment dates for 2019 in the list below. You can also call OPERS at the end of any month and listen to the automated “Fast Facts” message for these important dates. Simply press 2 for “Fast Facts.”

Monthly benefitPayment date
JanuaryJan. 2 (Wednesday)
FebruaryFeb. 1 (Friday)
MarchMarch 1 (Friday)
AprilApril 1 (Monday)
MayMay 1 (Wednesday)
JuneMay 31 (Friday)
JulyJuly 1 (Monday)
AugustAug. 1 (Thursday)
SeptemberAug. 30 (Friday)
OctoberOct. 1 (Tuesday)
NovemberNov. 1 (Friday)
DecemberNov. 29 (Friday)


Donna Castiglione

Donna Castiglione is the assistant director of Member Services and has been with the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System for more than 13 years. She has extensive experience in customer service management in a variety of industries.

Donna Castiglione

Assistant Director of Member Services

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