Retirement Deadline Schedule

All OPERS retirement dates fall on the first day of month. There is a 60-day deadline to apply for retirement. This means your Retirement Application must be completed and signed by both you and your retirement coordinator and received in the OPERS office in Oklahoma City no later than 60 days before your retirement date. You do not have to wait until the deadline to submit your paperwork. If possible, allow extra time as errors will need to be corrected to meet the deadline. We cannot accept applications more than six months in advance of your retirement date.

Your first two months of benefit payments will be deposited on the last working day of the second month of your retirement. You can find detailed timeline information and frequently asked questions on the Retirement Process page. The table below provides deadlines and first payment dates for upcoming retirement dates.

RETIREMENT DATE APPLICATION DEADLINE PAYMENT DATE
May 1, 2020 March 2, 2020 June 30, 2020
June 1, 2020 April 2, 2020 July 31, 2020
July 1, 2020 May 4, 2020 August 31, 2020
August 1, 2020 June 2, 2020 September 30, 2020
September 1, 2020 July 6, 2020 October 30, 2020
October 1, 2020 August 3, 2020 November 30, 2020
November 1, 2020 September 2, 2020 December 31, 2020
December 1, 2020 October 2, 2020 January 29, 2021
January 1, 2021 November 2, 2020 February 26, 2021