When can I expect to receive my first retirement benefit check?

You can expect to receive your first two or three retirement payments eight (8) to ten (10) weeks after the effective date of your retirement date provided adequate notice was provided of your intention to retire and all required paperwork was received in good order. There are many factors affecting the processing and set up of retirement benefit payments, including payroll delays, activation timing, number of retirements, retroactive salary adjustments, long-term disability, leave without pay, domestic relations orders, part-time service, and actuarial deficiency calculations.