1 December 2011 Military Pay

November 21, 2011 | Kate Horrell

The holidays always confuse people, and I get even more emails asking when the military will get paid.  The next military payday is Thursday, 1 December 2011.  When you will actually have the money in your account depends on the policies and practices of your bank or credit union.

Most banking institutions release military pay funds sometime early in the day on the actual payday.  However, there is no requirement that it be paid at a specific time.  Many variables may make your deposit be processed at different times on different pay days.

Some banks and credit unions, including USAA and Pacific Marine Credit Union, offer early release of pay funds for some or all of their customers.  If your pay is deposited into an account with a bank that pays early, you should see your deposit posted some time on Wednesday, 30 November 2011.  Again, there is no certain time at which this will happen.

If you bank with Navy Federal Credit Union, you need to know what sort of account you have.  Early direct deposit is offered to customers with an Active Duty Checking Account.  Because of the way that Navy Federal does their processing, the payments will show as pending on or before 29 November 2011 and process overnight, to be available for use on 30 November 2011.  All other customers will see their payments pending on or before 30 November 2011 and process overnight to be available for use on  1 December 2011.

Concerned about your pay?  First, don’t panic until the day is done.  Second, check your Leave and Earnings Statement to be sure that everything looks OK there.  Ensure that there is pay due, and that the bank account information is correct.  If your LES shows pay due, and it doesn’t appear in your account by the end of the business day on the 1st, then contact your bank to see if they have information.  The next stop would be your finance department to figure out what might have happened.  If there has been a pay error, your branch’s relief society would be glad to help you with a loan until the problem is sorted out.

First and the fifteenth, unless that day falls on a weekend or a holiday, and then it is the previous business day.  A simple formula that works every time!

 

Comments

  1. earl says:

    Can you look into what the failure of the super committee and automatic 1.2 trillion dollar cuts to defense means to military families? They are talking about smallest numbers serving–ever. DOes this mean that people will be getting "let go"? What about our pay and benefits? thanks

    • bob says:

      Why not, Clinton cut the Army from 730,000 +/- and cut us down to just over 415,000. Then said he loved the military and ballanced the budget. This clown can do just as well!!!

  2. Joe Gartrell says:

    The $1.2 trillion in cuts don't take effect until 1 Jan 13. There is some discussion that the GOP is looking to reverse the military portion of the automatic cuts, but that's not set in stone.

    • earl says:

      Joe from what i read the defense said the changes will have to start immediately? Is that a no? Also, from what i heard Obama said he would veto anything that takes the automatic cuts off the table. I am assuming he wanted this all along. I never had much faith in the super committee but i do find it rather funny that the first lady can sit with military families while her husband and all the other idiots in DC don't give a crap about them.

      • linda says:

        Shame on you he is our presdient and that is his wife,remember the word respect.

        • Paul Edwards says:

          Shame on the people that voted for him on his ethnicity and not his views. Shame on the woman that call the first lady by her first name and not, "Ma'am or Madam First Lady". Shame on the U.S. Government for above and beyond on the Military cuts. We make up 1% of the Federal Budget and out of that 1%, only 10% actually retire. How about taxing the Senators and Congressman who get paid a pretty good penny and when they retire get a good percentage of that the rest of their life. Oh and I forgot to mention their kids get to go to any college they want, paid in full. After a decade of fighting where is the respect for the military? Shame on you!

        • Roger Randolph says:

          Linda.. NORMAL people will NOT bear any shame in calling our current White House squatter an absolute MORON who has NO business being in the position he's in. This Constitutionally subversive man and the dimwits who paid for his way in to the office has single-handedly put our country into a downward spiral that may be the most difficult to pull out of. He has set MORE Americans against each other than ANY elected official and is COUNTING On that for his plan to hand over the country to the rest of the world. And as far as his wife is concerned she needs to get her ugly ass out of the view of the camera… continually embarrassing the United States with her social antics with other heads of state… Thinking that just because she's the wife of the president she can address dignitaries from other respectful nations in a manner normally seen in a local Wal-Mart.

          • Victor Loyd says:

            Roger you have really got your wires crossed.The person that is responsible for the downward spiral of this country is the person we had to call President the last 8 years before President Obama took office. He started a war to get rid of WMD that never existed to begin with. He even knew they weren’t there. He started a war with Saddam Hussein, told his advisors that it would be over in 3 months. Guess what Roger we are still trying to end BUSH ‘S war that has cost our country billions of dollars and thousands of American lives so you need to get your thinking straight on who has caused our country’s downward spiral. It wasn’t President Obama, it was “(BUSH )”that caused this problem we’re in!!!!!!

        • Dennis Habern says:

          Hey Einstein:

          Respect is earned, not awarded, and in the psyche of many

          Americans, Obama has not done one credible thing since he

          has been in office to earn that respect, with the exception to

          eliminate DADT (Don't ask, don't tell). Did you respect all of

          your teachers in High School just because they were teachers?

          I don't think so. Therefore, cease to be so noble and naive when

          you are talking about the moron that resides in the White House,

          for he is nothing but a closet Muslim, and a sell-out to Marxist-

          Communism/Socialism. I hope that you can "RESPECT" what

          I have just written because I am a veteran of foreign wars, a mark

          on my Resume that this moron cannot ever hope to duplicate.

        • JERREL says:

          respect is earned, not paid for or politically given, IT IS EARNED, THE ONLY THING THIS PRESIDENT HAS EARNED IS AN EARLY RELEASE.

        • Joel says:

          Just because they are president and his wife, doesn't warrant respect. Respect is earned. not DEMANEDED. He has lost a lot of respect by telling everyone he is going to create jobs, since 2008, where are the job? And he didn't want to see spending cuts to effect people in the military active and retired, and soc sec.. HE just flat out LIED..

    • Ret AF says:

      Joe, Your comment has nothing to do with this article! Why don't you go spout your spew against and article that actually has something to do with the mandated budget cuts.

  3. cliff piazza says:

    How has my retired pay been affected by social security changes. Retired 1967 after 20 yrs usaf. Thank you for your responce. This is a great site.

    • Dave says:

      I'm not sure I understand your question Cliff. The only "affect" that Social Security has on retired pay is that both have their annual COLA determined by the Consumer Price Index.

  4. Nee says:

    Earl… freedom of speech is one thing but pure disrespect is another, Bush is the one who got us in this mess in the first place he is the one that got trillions of dollars and dilly dallied with it, so instead of showing how ignorant and rude you are why dont you do this forum a favour and take that crap else where…….. Have a Great NAVY DAY!

    • shivon says:

      Nee our current president is a joke and I will be glad to see him gone I will not vote for him again he’s just a smooth talker to influnce mark *** tricks like you.

    • THECAT says:

      NEE …YOU ARE RIGHT ON ONE THING…WE SHOULD TRY AND BE MORE RESPECTFUL OF THE OFFICE AND SPOUSE…REGARDLESS OF THE HARM HE AND HIS GANG HAVE DONE TO US. BUT THE ERRONEOUS COMMENTS ABOUT OUR DEBTS…TSK TSK TSK…AS CAREER MILITARY, WE SHOULD LEARN MORE AND BE WISE. BUSH DID NOT CREATE THE STIMULUS WASTE….AND ANY HUGE DOLLAR COSTED TO HIM SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOR THE WAR EFFORT ONLY. IT WAS YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT SPEND OR WASTE OR AUTHORIZE EXPENDITURES OF FEDERAL FUNDS……LIKE BARNEY FRANK AND CHRIS DODD…..THE MADAMS THAT CONTROLLED THE HOUSING BUBBLE BURST AND ALL BUT RUINED THE HOUSING MARKET, AND KILLED THE 401 OF MANY AMERICANS….INCLUDING THOSE THAT HAVE NO CLUE AS TO WHAT I AM REFERRING TO. SOCIAL STUDIES 101. PLEASE GIVE CREDIT FOR WRONGING AMERICA…TO THOSE THAT DESERVE "CREDIT"….CLINTON FOR WANTING EVEN THE POOR TO HAVE AND OWN A HOUSE, AND FRANKS AND DODD FOR DIRECTING FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC TO THROW OUT GOOD BUSINESS PRACTICES, AND LOAN MONEY TO FOLKS THAT COULD NEVER AFFORD TO PAY IT BACK.. THUS …KABOOM. GLAD TO HELP OUT HERE….NOW NEE KNOWS MORE THAN JUST BEING RESPECTFUL. THECAT

      • MMC(SS/DV) Ret. says:

        Your comments are lucid and well thought-out. I fear many people reading the forum may have skipped right past them, however, because you type in all capital letters, which is often construed as shouting.
        By the way, I read today Barney Frank announced he will not seek reelection next year. Guess he figured he's done all the damage an unreasonable man could possibly do in one lifetime.

    • Will The Watcher says:

      Just to point out a small but important tidbit of fact here. When Bush left office, our National Deficit was 2.4 Trillion. Under the current administration, 15 Trillion. Hell of a jump for a guy who hasnt been in office in 3 years.

      Another little tidbit, under Bush – Military pay and benefits were not threatened. Current Administration _ has been an annual threat, and well into whoever moves into Pennsylvania Avenue next's administration.

      Just food for thought….

      • John says:

        Our national DEBT wasn't 2.4 trillion when bush left office, it wasn't 2.4 trillion at any point during his time in office.

    • Joe says:

      Go play with Obama and drink some more koolaide

    • Bob says:

      Nee go home to what ever Country you come from!!!!

    • sam says:

      No President has ever put us in debt as fast as the current one. Nor has any President ever disrespected the Flag or the Military , like this one !!!

  5. steph says:

    i thank in a all of the blaming how did it to us we lost what was being asked here . i would like to know are we geting payed in dec , not geting payed , or hafe pay . this come at a bad time to start this with chistmas right around the corner and land taxes do .

  6. Equally Disgusted says:

    Dear Absolutely Disgusted

    Really? Is that all you can focus on in that comment is language, spelling, and sentence construction? You need to look past those unimportant items and focus on her more important questions. You are obviously one of those people who make themselves feel good by berating others….it a shame!

    • meme says:

      You hit it on the nail sometimes when you are upset you mess up give the young lady a break :)

      • RichardUSMC says:

        I agree, that wasn't nice to say at all.. But Steph's writing isn't the result of being angry, its obvious she can't write to save her life.. Maybe math is her thing.. lol

        • JOEL says:

          She got her point across, I'am glad have better things to do with my Time then pick at others small misstakes…….

          NAVY RETIRED [ SEABEE ]

  7. Fern says:

    The American Greed! Don't you intelectuals get it? If you are at the end of the food chain, they are going to eat you. Who cares about us, the working class!

  8. 1st of the focus is on pay here: I must agree the miltary pay and system blows, not to mention them "letting go" of perfectly good Military service members through PTS (perform to serve) and the shit bags stay behind. I feel there should be a better evaluation system. The ones who constently skate and smoke just to hide out in the moke pit several times a day should go. The hard working, most healthy, most ambitious ones should stay! This would save so much money in the military because for ONE the shit bags would be gone, done wasting money on them… and TWO – the productive ones would contribute to more work being done in reasonable amount of time, pay could be adjusted accordingly for the following years pay chart because they can afford to pay them more and THREE moral would boost!!

    • brittany says:

      1st off just because someone smokes doesn’t mean they are less fit or don’t work as hard as the people who don’t. And yes some ppl take smoking breaks way too much but those ppl shouldn’t hinder all smokers me and my husband are both smokers but we are the hardest workers at our unit. We can both pass the pt standards better then the non smokers and it is wrong for you to say we the smokers should be cutting first. So shame on you.

      • Visham says:

        there should be some type of testing ( MOS related ) in order to be retained and or promoted to the next rank. This would be for Officers and Enlisted. I have recently retired from the USMC and I've worked with the whole range of dumb as a rock to absolute brilliance.
        That would not only weed out the slackers but promote only the brightest to positions of decision making etc.

  9. All I am saying is if the government is having a hard time paying these military they need to weed out the bad ones and find the good ones through a better system. PTS can be skewed because simply doing the paperwork wrong by putting different rates to cross to in order to just stay IN – could still be denied. There are soooo many trying desperately to stay in that they dont care what job they get as long as they secure their career and this country. These are the ones needed for the military. Not the ones lolly gagging around.
    This needs to start from the BOTTOM of the food chain UP in order to be fixed! you all need to quit focusing on the president and super comittees because when it boils down to it, they know their jobs and do it to the best of their ability. Just weed out the shit bags wasting federal money and tax dollars and we would have much more money for the 1% and then some to put through out the defense and their deficit!

  10. These military aren't getting paid enough, nor are they for the most part "Happy" becuase no longer is their pay or career secure. To solve this start from the bottom of the food chain:
    – Get rid of the dirtbags because they are losing money due to low productivity
    – boost pay amongst military who are most productive and deserve it!
    – secure their careers and morale will increase!!

  11. brittany says:

    What we need to do is stop paying congressmen and women so much when they don’t do half the s*** we do…..we need a better president who will do right by not just his ppl but all people as a whole.

  12. jerrell says:

    What have we had in the past 10 years? 3 wars with another looming in the near future I have a suggestion, make all the politician put their sons and daughters on the front lines in a combat role, and see how many politicians vote to go to war.
    On the pay matter, there is no way the gov is going to shut down, or not pay the military, there would be a total disaster.

    • Emma says:

      I agree and how many politician served, not many. Put the politician on the front lines. They would be boo hooing. Did not spell that right.

  13. screaming eagle says:

    Anytime there is a cut in spending, the very people who have given so much are the ones to get screwed, ii.e., Military, veterans, elderly, defense spending and healthcare. However, programs such as welfare, free education, free health services, SSI, disability payments, free or reduced housing and other programs for those in OUR country ILLEGALLY, (many of whom are convicted criminals with violent history convictions or have sneaked into America to hide from their own country), are getting the "benefits" that the American citizens have worked for, yet the illegals haven't contributed to. I am tired of supporting those who have violated federal and local laws.

    • Dell says:

      I HAVE TO AGREE 100% WITH YOU ON THIS ONE.
      LOOK BACK IN HISTORY TO THE ROMAN EMPIRE. THEY WERE THE FIRST ONES TO DEAL WITH WELFARE. THE ROMANS WERE NOT DEFEATED BY ENEMIES, BUT IMPLODED BECAUSE OF WELFARE.

  14. Sarah says:

    My husband paid the Ultimate Sacrifice and fought for our freedom and died on Christmas Day 2004. Be thankful for what you have and stop worrying about civilians and illegal immigrants coming into our country. Our troops are loosing their lives everyday while being deployed, most coming home from war with PTSD and other things. Payday is important to these soldiers, retired, widows, etc. How would you like if you had no money to survive on to raise your family on during the holidays? Military pay is nothing like it use to be and more and more are getting out, instead of retiring after their deployments

  15. mikey says:

    I live overseas [Philippines] and I have a direct deposit at the local bank {BPI} ; why is it that it's always two days behind that they posts our deposit?? Is it legal or nobody gives a kaka!!!!!!

  16. Sea Daddy says:

    If a major reduction in the budget, why not start with "our represenatives in Washington DC." No fee medcare and full pay when retire. (Retirment is active even if they leave [not relected] after term.
    I fell "the powers that be" are reneging on their promise – "Just stay for 20 or more years and we will take care of you for the rest of your life. DAMN looks like that goes down the drain!!! I could have much better spending my 21 years as a civilian!!!!!
    I would fell much better if the "fat cats" took part of the load. Oh well, thats the way the
    mop flops.

  17. JACK J. MCELVEEN III says:

    I know it is time for term limits,and pay reductions for elected officals in addition to benefit reduction for them. They serve the lobbyist, and not the people who elect them from their districts, the agenda is to get elected at all costs even if their performance is substandard, but I also know it is the fault of an uninformed, apathetic public that continues to allow this situation to e
    perpetuate itself. Navy Mac

  18. Destiny says:

    Anyone having problems with thier Dec 1st LES?? My husbands isnt showing yet??

    • KateKashman says:

      Destiny, my husband's LES is up. Readers? Have you recently PCSed? I understand that many people have delayed LESes during/after a PCS. I hope it is all OK.

      • Destiny says:

        hmmm i wonder why it isnt out yet. pay day is tommrw and still isnt up. im a little concerned, its never done this before.

        • ashdoll23 says:

          Did you get paid? My husband hasn't been paid his VA disability yet for Dec 2011 and it's almost noon on the first. We usually get paid on the last day of the month. The toll free number isn't answering either except to say high call volume. What is going on? Anyone else not get paid yet?

  19. ravengotu says:

    You will get paid Thursday, 12/01/11 and again on 1/1/12 has always been that way unless it is a weekend, now they moved it forward to next business day..I think..

  20. Anybody else just separated from the military? I just separated and my final active duty pay is suppose to be tomorrow, 01 Dec 2011. I have my LES, but it normally is showing in my "pending transactions" in my bank account by this point in time. Still there isn't any signs of my final active duty paycheck? I just need that money for my bills.

  21. ashdoll23 says:

    My husband hasn't been paid his VA disability yet for Dec 2011 and it's almost noon on the first. We usually get paid on the last day of the month. The toll free number isn't answering either except to say high call volume. What is going on? Anyone else not get paid yet?

  22. Allen Cook says:

    My Disabity pay was posted at 12:01 on 1 Dec 2011

  23. Rocky says:

    I still havent received my disability pay from the va for december. Is anyone else experiencing this or should I be worried and look into it?

    • KateKashman says:

      Rocky, I think you'd better call. I haven't heard from anyone else that they haven't yet been paid. I hope they straighten it out quickly for you.

  24. Darla says:

    Every single president in our life times will have people support and people lash out and people (me) who don’t give a ****. It doesn’t matter what their race,religion,experience,sexual preference etc is. Politicians are liars…all of them say things to get elected that never happen. Bush administration did bad and good just like the Obama administration. The president is a front man not the whole damn band. It is unfortunate that adults lash out with stuff like “his ugly wife.” I may not have voted for Obama or agree with his policies or views but nonetheless he is my commander and chief. Hooah.

  25. Dennis Habern says:

    Hey Einstein:

    It is not hate that is the driving force to get rid of Obama,

    but rather this moron is not one of us, but one of them.

    He is selling out the U.S. to the Commies and the

    Socialists while he carries out his deceased biological

    father's fight against colonialism and imperialism in

    which this moron views the United States as the prime

    offender. He may maintain a nice family, but between

    himself and his ugly wife, their is no love lost for their

    adopted country. Obama is a closet Muslim and a

    Communist/Socialist to boot. Both of his fathers were

    Communists along with his mother and his associations

    with William Ayers and his movement of his re-election

    headquarters back to Chicago, the windy-city of crime

    where Rahm Emanuel, the new Mayor of Chicago and

    former Chief of Staff to Obama in the White House, is

    (END OF PART 1)

  26. Dennis Habern says:

    (Part Two for Carrie Lee:)

    ready to do George Soros' bidding in cahoots with The

    New World Order, The Bilderberger Group, ACORN,

    and The Ford Foundation, are companies supporting

    Obama in his march to destroy America. In addition,

    why do you think that the United States is no longer

    ranked number-1 in Academia and in Education? When

    Corporal punishment was removed from the our schools,

    the parents become the administrators and thus

    commenced the dumbing-down of our American

    students, a Socialistic and simpler method of

    manipulating an uneducated society. Believe me, the

  27. Dennis Habern says:

    Part 3- For Carrie-Lee:

    manipulating an uneducated society. Believe me, the

    1949 book, "1984," written by George Orwell, is

    slowly-but-surely becoming the theme song

    created by George Soros and The New World Order

    (NWO) that is supporting and promoting in the

    United States today, to supplant the American

    Constitution. "BIG BROTHER" is now observing

    everyone through the lense of the video-cameras

    now located in every large city street as a means of

    a human control factor, rather than as an assistance

    to support local Police.

  28. MMC(SS/DV) Ret. says:

    The 12 members were selected by the congress/senate we elected, to make those decisions congress knew it could not. Because the "super" committee was, in effect, a cross-section of a dysfunctional, dead-locked congress, it proved unsurprisingly to be a dysfunctional, dead-locked committee, and a complete waste of time. My 5 year-old grandson could have seen this failure coming, had he cared to look up from his train set.