Hampshire County Retirement System


Benefit Payment Schedule

Benefit payments are distributed monthly in arrears, with checks or direct deposit payable on the last business day of the month. We encourage all retirees to elect to have their benefit payments direct deposited to a bank account. Although we mail checks at least two days in advance, we cannot guarantee prompt mail delivery by the Postal Service.

Since direct deposit is available to all retirees/survivors and in consideration of the cost to stop payment and reissue delayed checks, the Board has adopted the policy that checks will not be reissued for a minimum of 5 business days following the last day of the month. If a delay in the receipt of a benefit check causes a financial hardship, retirees have the option of electing direct deposit.

Month Mailing Dates for Checks Direct Deposit Accounts Credited
January Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Friday, January 31, 2020
February Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Friday, February 28, 2020
March Friday, March 27, 2020 Tuesday, March 31, 2020
April Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Thursday, April 30, 2020
May Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Friday, May 29, 2020
June Friday, June 26, 2020 Tuesday, June 30, 2020
July Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020
August Thursday, August 27, 2020 Monday, August 31, 2020
September Monday, September 28, 2020 Wednesday, September 30, 2020
October Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Friday, October 30, 2020
November Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Monday, November 30, 2020
December Tuesday, December 29, 2020 Thursday, December 31, 2020