Benefit Payments

Seattle City Employees' Retirement System mails benefit payments. Direct deposits are on the last day of the month. If the last day of the month is a holiday or weekend, payments are made on the closest business day.

The Last Day on Active Payroll and First Pension Check table will help you determine when you will get your first benefit payment.

The amount of your monthly benefit payment may not be the same as the benefit amount shown on your benefit estimate. The dollar figure on your benefit estimate does not reflect deductions for taxes, medical, dental, or death benefit costs.

Each November your benefit amount will change to reflect increases in the cost of living.

Changes in benefits are explained in the Seattle City Employees' Retirement System Handbook

Please call the retirement office at (206) 386-1293 or email us at if you have questions.