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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.

Download 2022 Pay Dates Calendar

 

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.

Benefit monthSouthern California and out-of-state check mailing date*Northern California check mailing date**Direct deposit date
January 20221/27/20221/28/20222/1/2022
February 20222/24/20222/25/20223/1/2022
March 20223/28/20223/29/20224/1/2022
April 20224/26/20224/27/20224/29/2022
May 20225/26/20225/27/20226/1/2022
June 20226/28/20226/29/20227/1/2022
July 20227/28/20227/29/20228/1/2022
August 20228/29/20228/30/20229/1/2022
September 20229/27/20229/28/20229/30/2022
October 202210/28/202210/28/202211/1/2022
November 202211/28/202211/29/202212/1/2022
December 202212/29/202212/30/20221/3/2023

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

 

CalSTRS supplemental pay dates

Benefit monthSouthern California and out-of-state check mailing date*Northern California check mailing date**Direct deposit date
March 20223/28/20223/29/20224/1/2022
June 20226/28/20226/29/20227/1/2022
September 20229/27/20229/28/20229/30/2022
December 202212/29/202212/30/20221/3/2023

*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% 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.