Benefit schedule set for 2022

Payments usually made on the first business day of each month

By Michael Pramik, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

Dec. 30, 2021 – 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 2022 in the list below. You also can find this schedule posted on the OPERS website.

MonthPayment date
JanuaryJan. 3 (Monday)
FebruaryFeb. 1 (Tuesday)
MarchMarch 1 (Tuesday)
AprilApril 1 (Friday)
MayApril 29 (Friday)
JuneJune 1 (Wednesday)
JulyJuly 1 (Friday)
AugustAug. 1 (Monday)
SeptemberSept. 1 (Thursday)
OctoberSept. 30 (Friday)
NovemberNov. 1 (Tuesday)
DecemberDec. 1 (Thursday)

Michael Pramik

Michael Pramik is communication strategist for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and editor of the PERSpective blog. As an experienced business journalist, he clarifies complex pension policies and helps members make smart choices to secure their retirement.

Michael Pramik

Communication Strategist

8 thoughts on “Benefit schedule set for 2022

  • December 30, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Thank you Michael for always being there for us!!
    Happy New Year!!!

  • December 30, 2021 at 11:08 am

    Thanks for the schedule.

  • December 30, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    I’m so Blessed to have this email to read at my discretion and this blog I read every time I receive them.
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful early information.
    Stay Safe and enjoy your New Year ‘2022 with family happiness Peaceful beginnings for us all.

  • January 2, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    I was told I had till Jan 15 to get medical coverage? Is that correct?

    • January 5, 2022 at 10:49 am

      The Pre-Medicare Open Enrollment deadline was extended to 1/15/2022.

  • January 3, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Changing banks. Would like automatic monthly pers pmts to go direct deposit into new bank account

    • January 4, 2022 at 7:23 am


      You can make that adjustment in your OPERS online account. Or, give us a call at 800-22-7377.


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