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CalSTRS Pay Dates

Scheduled benefit payment dates are listed in the tables below. December direct deposit payments are made in January of the following year.

Mailing dates are determined by the State Controller’s Office, the check issuer.

Payments are made in arrears, meaning the amount you receive each month is the payment for the prior month’s benefit. CalSTRS benefit checks are sent in the mail or electronically if you have direct deposit.

CalSTRS Pay Dates
Benefit Month Check Mailing Date Direct Deposit Date
Southern
California and
Out-of-State*
Northern
California**
November 2015 11/25/2015 11/25/2015 12/1/2015
December 2015 12/29/2015 12/30/2015 1/4/2016
January 2016 1/28/2016 1/29/2016 2/1/2016
February 2016 2/26/2016 2/26/2016 3/1/2016
March 2016 3/29/2016 3/30/2016 4/1/2016
April 2016 4/27/2016 4/28/2016 4/29/2016
May 2016 5/27/2016 5/27/2016 6/1/2016
June 2016 6/28/2016 6/29/2016 7/1/2016
July 2016 7/28/2016 7/29/2016 8/1/2016
August 2016 8/29/2016 8/30/2016 9/1/2016
September 2016 9/28/2016 9/29/2016 9/30/2016
October 2016 10/28/2016 10/28/2016 11/1/2016
November 2016 11/28/2016 11/29/2016 12/1/2016
December 2016 12/28/2016 12/29/2016 1/3/2017
CalSTRS Supplemental Pay Dates
Benefit Month Check Mailing Date Direct Deposit Date
Southern
California and
Out-of-State*
Northern
California**
December 2015 12/29/2015 12/30/2015 1/4/2016
March 2016 3/29/2016 3/30/2016 4/1/2016
June 2016 6/28/2016 6/29/2016 7/1/2016
September 2016 9/28/2016 9/29/2016 9/30/2016
December 2016 12/28/2016 12/29/2016 1/3/2017

*Southern California – Zip Codes Series 900-930
**Northern California – Zip Codes Series 931-961

Choose Direct Deposit

You can have your check electronically deposited in your bank account by applying online at myCalSTRS or by filling out the Direct Deposit Authorization form.

Direct Deposit is Safe and Fast

  • More than 90 percent of CalSTRS retirees choose direct deposit.
  • It is safe, quick and reliable.
  • It reduces the risk of your check getting lost in the mail, stolen or forged.
  • If your check is lost, stolen or forged, replacing your check takes less time.

If Your Check Is Late

Benefit Checks Received by Mail

  • Contact CalSTRS if you have not received your check by the fifth business day of the month.
  • Make sure we have your correct mailing address. You can update your address online at myCalSTRS or by filling out and submitting an Address Change Request form by mail.

Benefit Checks Received through Direct Deposit

  • Your financial institution has until the close of the direct deposit date above to place the funds in your account. Contact your financial institution to find out what time your funds are placed in your account.
  • Contact CalSTRS if you have questions.

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