Prior to retirement, you must complete the Direct Deposit Authorization form. It is a simple, one-page form that takes just a few minutes to complete. In order to change your direct deposit, you must have it on file with OPERS no later than the 5th day of the month your benefits are to deposit. For example, for the deposit on August 31st, you must have the form submitted to OPERS before August 5th.

Call the OPERS office to request a Direct Deposit Authorization form.

Effective July 1, 2001, newly-retired members shall be required to receive monthly benefit payments via electronic fund transfers to a banking or financial institution designated by the member. In the event the electronic fund transfer creates an undue hardship on the retiree, the member may make application to the Executive Director to request a waiver of this requirement. The waiver will be granted only upon good cause shown when it is determined to be in the best interest of the member. The Executive Director, at his or her sole discretion, may also waive this requirement when it is necessary in the best interest of the System to do so.

2021 direct deposit dates

January 29 July 30
February 26 August 31
March 31 September 30
April 30 October 29
May 31 November 30
June 30 December 31