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
2024
January 1, 2024 November 2, 2023 February 29, 2024
February 1, 2024 December 4, 2023 March 29, 2024
 March 1, 2024 January 3, 2024 April 30, 2024
 April 1, 2024 February 2, 2024 May 31, 2024
May 1, 2024 March 4, 2024 June 28, 2024
June 1, 2024 April 2, 2024 July 31, 2024
July 1, 2024 May 2, 2024 August 30, 2024
August 1, 2024 June 4, 2024 September 30, 2024
September 1, 2024 July 3, 2024 October 31, 2024
October 1, 2024 August 2, 2024 November 29, 2024
November 1, 2024 September 3, 2024 December 31, 2024
December 1, 2024 October 2, 2024 January 31, 2025
2025
January 1, 2025 November 4, 2024 February 28, 2025
February 1, 2025 December 3, 2024 March 31, 2025
March 1, 2025 January 3, 2025 April 30, 2025
April 1, 2025 February 4, 2025 May 30, 2025
May 1, 2025 March 4, 2025 June 30, 2025
June 1, 2025 April 2, 2025 July 31, 2025

 

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