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
  2022  
January 1, 2022 November 2, 2021 February 28, 2022
February 1, 2022 December 3, 2021 March 31, 2022
March 1, 2022 January 5, 2022 April 29, 2022
April 1, 2022 February 2, 2022 May 31, 2022
May 1, 2022 March 2, 2022 June 30, 2022
June 1, 2022 April 4, 2022 July 29, 2022
July 1, 2022 May 3, 2022 August 31, 2022
August 1, 2022 June 2, 2022 September 30, 2022
September 1, 2022 July 5, 2022 October 31, 2022
October 1, 2022 August 2, 2022 November 30, 2022
November 1, 2022 September 2, 2022 December 30, 2022
December 1, 2022 October 4, 2022 January 31, 2023
  2023  
January 1, 2023 November 2, 2022 February 28, 2023
February 1, 2023 December 3, 2022 March 31, 2023
March 1, 2023 January 4, 2023 April 28, 2023
April 1, 2023 February 2, 2023 May 31, 2023
May 1, 2023 March 2, 2023 June 30, 2023
June 1, 2023 April 4, 2023 July 31, 2023
July 1, 2023 May 2, 2023 August 31, 2023
August 1, 2023 June 2, 2023 September 29, 2023
September 1, 2023 July 5, 2023 October 31, 2023
October 1, 2023 August 2, 2023 November 30, 2023
November 1, 2023 September 5, 2023 December 29, 2023
December 1, 2023 October 3, 2023 January 31, 2024
  2024  
January 1,  2024 November 2, 2023 February 29, 2024