Your Retirement Allowance

Overview

As a retiree of Alameda County or other ACERA participating employer, you earned a lifetime pension allowance. If you’re a survivor of an ACERA member you may be receiving a continuance (continuing monthly payment) based on the retirement option the member selected.

Retirement Allowance Payable Date:

Last Business Day of Each Month

Payments are Made By Direct Deposit

ACERA requires that payments be made via direct deposit. You will receive a monthly electronic file transfer (EFT) statement each month with your pension allowance either in the mail or electronically in your online account. You can opt in or out of receiving paper statements in your online account.

To change your direct deposit bank use the Direct Deposit Form. State law prevents ACERA from depositing your pension allowance into a trust account.