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.


Jeffrey S. Davis, Executive Director
Address: 720 3rd Ave, 9th Floor, Seattle, WA, 98104
Phone: (206) 386-1293
Fax: (206) 386-1506
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The City of Seattle Employees' Retirement Office has two major functions: administration of retirement benefits and management of the assets of the Retirement Fund. Employee and employer contributions as well as investment earnings provide funding for the System.

The Mission of SCERS is to fulfill the promise made to our members by delivering the retirement benefits they have earned.