As a retiree, you may have questions we can answer or confusions we can clear up. The sections below will take you easily and quickly to the information you need.


We know how important it is that you get timely payments, and in the correct amount, from your retirement plan with the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. That’s why we have provided below all the essential information, instructions and forms that you need. 

But if you still have unanswered questions, we are here to help. Just give a call to our Retirement Office at 443-391-7301.

Payroll Calendar

Payments are normally mailed on the 27th of each month.  If the 27th is a weekend or holiday, payments are mailed on the Friday before the 27th.

Note:  Your account will get credited on the payroll date if you choose direct deposit (electronic transfer) into your bank account. If you opt for receiving mailed checks, you will receive payment after the payroll date (usually several days, depending on the speed of postal delivery).

Direct Deposit Form

For quicker payment into your account with less hassle for you, download this form to sign up for Direct Deposit (electronic transfer of funds into your account). download

W4-P Form

Download this form to tell our Retirement Office how much Federal Income Tax you want withheld from your payment(s). download

W8-BEN Form

If you live outside of the U.S. and are not a U.S. Citizen or Resident Alien please complete a W8-BEN. download

Instructions for Address Change

You’ve moved? Fill out this Form: Retiree Address Change Form

Add/Change Email Address

Fill out this Form to Add/Change your Email Address: Email Address Add/Change Form

Instructions for Reporting a Death

In the sad event of your passing, your spouse or surviving relative will need to contact the Retirement Office immediately, as future benefits will likely be affected. Phone 443-391-7301, or email

Information on Reissuing a Lost Check

Sometimes (but rarely, thank goodness), retirement checks get lost in the mail. Download this form to request that a new check be sent to you. DOWNLOAD

Payroll Newsletters

Want to know about developments that could affect your retirement payments? You’ll read about this and more in our monthly newsletter. Read more


Payroll & Parsonage

Information on Parsonage Allowance

You’re a retired pastor wanting to know about the housing allowance and its tax implications? download

Parsonage & Social Security

Windfall Elimination Provision download