15 October 2011 Pay

Friday is payday, and you can tell because the list of 2011 military pay dates has shot to the top of the most popular list here at The Paycheck Chronicles.  Of course, the usual paydays are the first and fifteenth of the month, but since the 15th is on a Saturday, payday is the previous business day, Friday, 14 October 2011.  Pay can be deposited any time on the day on payday, including overnight into Saturday.

If your bank regular deposits your pay one day early, like PMCU,  USAA and Navy Federal Active Duty checking, you should expect to see your pay on Thursday, 13 October 2011.

Bank with Navy Federal but not sure what sort of account you have?  If you have an Active Duty checking account, it will be labeled as such on your online account access.  It looks like this:

nfcu statement

You can also check with your branch, or give them a telephone call you ask.  You do not automatically have an Active Duty checking account just because you are on active duty – you have to choose what sort of account you want to have.  If you don’t have an Active Duty checking account, it easy to change.  You can change online, at a branch, and I think by telephone.

The next pay period is a long one, 18 days until 1 November 2011, so be sure to plan appropriately.

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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • ArmyWife3553

    My husband leaves on the 18th of October for BCT. Any idea as to when he will get his first paycheck? I have heard they might try for sooner if you have children. Is that true?

  • kp77

    If he is just coming into the military then it will be about four to six weeks until he gets his first check deposited into your account. This is not saying he cant go to his 1st SGT and get some loaned some money from finance early but he will have to pay that back. Do not mean to burst your bubble but the military does not really care if yo uhave a family when it comes to pay. They think you should have planned for that. I have been in for 12 years and believe me when I tell you the military is great but it is a headache too!! Good Luck.

  • ArmyWife3553

    Thank You. Ya I didnt think they would really try harder to get it sooner for people with kids but just thought I would ask. I was hoping though, not gonna lie there!…Its gonna be hard to go at least a month with only my income…Which isnt that much!! Thank You.

  • lhunter

    With Halloween being on the 31st will USAA deposit it on Friday?

    • alyssa b

      I have the same question. The Friday before halloween?? Or Monday??

      • Candie

        Hmmm I’m wondering that too.