Some SRS retirees have recently received text messages regarding the option of receiving early monthly benefit payments. These text messages indicate that the retiree may reply to the text and receive their monthly retirement benefits four days early. This text is not from SRS, and you should not respond. SRS does not communicate with members by text. Please email us at SERS@srs.illinois.gov if you have received one of these texts and provide as much information as you can.