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2017-18 Monthly Retirement Payment
​2017 Cost of Living Adjustment
For the North Carolina Retirement Systems, a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) is a periodic adjustment to monthly benefit payments based on such factors as changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the availability of funds, investment gains, and actuarial experience. In North Carolina, COLAs are granted to retirees only when certain conditions are met, or the NC General Assembly approves a COLA. 
Click here​ for some Frequently Asked Questions about the 2017 COLA.​
Retirement Benefit for Month of:​ Date Retirement Paym​ent is Issued (Date payment is Direct Deposited or date a check is mailed)​
October 2017​ October 25, 2017
November 2017​ ​November 22, 2017
December 2017 December 20, 2017
January 2018 January 25, 2018
February 2018 February 23, 2018
March 2018 March 23, 2018
April 2018 April 25, 2018
May 2018 May 25, 2018
June 2018 June 25, 2018
July 2018 July 25, 2018
August 2018 August 24, 2018
September 2018 September 25, 2018
​October 2018 October 25, 2018​
​November 2018 November 21, 2018​
​December 2018 December 20, 2018​


Your direct deposit notification statement is only available through the ORBIT system. Statements, which are created when there is a change in your deductions, are no longer mailed.

Forms Now Available in ORBIT

Visit ORBIT to view all Retirement Division forms (click the Forms link at the top.)  NOTE: Login to ORBIT to access personalized forms.​​