Check Schedules, Direct Deposit, Tax, and Verification of Income

Direct Deposit

Reminder: If you receive your monthly pension benefit through our direct deposit program, your January pension benefit will not be deposited on January 1, 2018 because this is a holiday the Federal Reserve System observes. Therefore, your January 2018 pension benefit will be deposited on January 2, 2018.

Directly depositing your monthly pension check into your bank account is the fastest and most convenient way to receive your pension. Avoid the trip to the bank and sign up today.

Payment is deposited electronically into your checking or savings account on the first day of each month (unless the first day of the month falls on a weekend or a bank holiday). Because of processing time, your first and/or second payment may be sent by mail.

To enroll:

  • Complete the Direct Deposit Form
  • Include a voided check or a pre-printed savings deposit slip
  • Return the form and the voided check or a pre-printed savings deposit slip to:

Central States Pension Fund
P.O. Box 5113
Des Plaines, IL 60017-5113

Or fax to: (847) 518-9791

If you change banks in the future, you will need a new form. 

Send My Check by Mail

Every effort is made to ensure your check is received on the first day of each month. However, there is no guaranteed delivery date because of circumstances beyond our control. If your check is mailed outside of the United States, extra time should be allowed for delivery. In the event a replacement check is necessary, one might not be issued until the 10th day of the month.

2017 Pension Check Schedule

Benefit Month Direct Deposit Date Estimated Received Date through USPS Mail*
February February 1, 2017 February 4, 2017
March March 1, 2017 March 4, 2017
April March 31, 2017 April 5, 2017
May May 1, 2017 May 3, 2017
June June 1, 2017 June 5, 2017
July June 30, 2017 July 6, 2017
August August 1, 2017 August 3, 2017
September September 1, 2017 September 6, 2017
October September 29, 2017 October 4, 2017
November November 1, 2017 November 4, 2017
December December 1, 2017 December 5, 2017
January 2018 January 2, 2018 January 4, 2018

Download your 2017 Pension Check Schedule 

Download your 2018 Pension Check Schedule 

*This is the date you might expect to receive your check if mailed (allowing for five USPS delivery days).

Tax Forms

Please complete this form if you wish to change the federal tax withheld from your pension:

Withhold Federal Tax from your Pension (IRS Form W4-P) 

Verification of Income

When you need to provide Verification of Income (VOI) for financial or other reasons, we have all the information online.

After you log in, instantly print out a VOI letter which details your monthly pension amount or disability benefit by clicking on the Verification of Income link on your dashboard.

If you don't have an online account, register here.

Typically you need a VOI letter when proving your income to a third party such as a mortgage company, a landlord, or a government agency. Only those receiving a Retirement Benefit can view the VOI letter online.

If you need to speak with a Benefits Specialist, contact us.