Benefit schedule set for 2021

Payments usually made on the first business day of each month

By Donna Castiglione, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

Dec. 22, 2020 – 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 2021 in the list below. You also can find this schedule posted on the OPERS website. Or, you can call us at the end of any month and listen to the automated “Fast Facts” message for these important dates. Simply press 2 for “Fast Facts.”

MonthPayment date
JanuaryJan. 4 (Monday)
FebruaryFeb. 1 (Monday)
MarchMarch 1 (Monday)
AprilApril 1 (Thursday)
MayApril 30 (Friday)
JuneJune 1 (Tuesday)
JulyJuly 1 (Thursday)
AugustJuly 30 (Friday)
SeptemberSept. 1 (Wednesday)
OctoberOct. 1 (Friday)
NovemberNov. 1 (Monday)
DecemberDec. 1 (Wednesday)

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

      • I am also wondering about march payment, (I see what the chart says but since my check is usually deposited at midnight, does this mean it will be deposited at midnight Sunday night or at midnight Friday or Saturday?

        • Helen,

          It is scheduled to be deposited on March 1. However, individual banks have their own policies, so we have heard of some depositing them before the announced dates.

  • GOOD AFTERNOON! I AM SO SORRY I CAN’T SEE RIGHT NOW THANKS YOU ALL FOR EVERYTHING MY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AS MY PRAYERS LOVE YOU DEBRA ANN JERKINS.

  • I misplace my
    Debit care DirectExpress where I also get my SSID but got another one do I report my new to IRS or will my stimulus payment come to my new card?

    • Dominga,

      The stimulus payments are issued by the IRS, therefore you would need to contact the IRS to determine if they will require you new card information.

      Thank you,
      MGS

  • When will our January pay be available? January 3rd is a Sunday so will our deposit not credit until midnight and be available January 5th? I need to pay rent by the 4th or pay a late fee so I need to plan accordingly

  • My mortgage, medical insurance premiums, and utility payments all hit my bank account on the 1st of the month. But I won’t have any money until January 4, 2021. What am I supposed to do? Will OPERS pay all the daily fees the bank the charge for lack of funds?

    • Jackie,

      As we stated in the blog, because of tax rules we cannot make the payment for January in the previous month, which constitutes the previous year. This is a longstanding policy, and we relate this information to members annually.

  • Had 2 people tell me on Friday their the 1st their Opers deposit was in. Mine deposited today, why the difference?

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