1 March 2012 Military Pay

The paychecks are coming, the paychecks are coming!  Well, next week they are.  The next military payday is Thursday, 1 March 2012.  Most military members will see their active duty pay direct deposited to the designated bank accounts sometime on Thursday, 1 March.  Some banks and credit unions (including USAA and Pacific Marine Credit Union (PMCU) offer early direct deposit of military pay to their customers as a courtesy.  If your bank offers this service, you will see your pay deposited sometime on Wednesday, 29 February.

Please keep in mind that pay can be deposited at different times of the day, depending on a variety of factors.

Bank with Navy Navy Federal Credit Union account typesFederal Credit Union (NFCU)?  Your expected deposit date depends on the type of account you use.  Members with Active Duty Checking accounts will see their pay pending on Tuesday, 28 February, to be posted overnight and available for use on Wednesday, 29 February.  Members with other types of checking accounts will see their pay pending on Wednesday, 29 February, to be posted overnight and available for use on Thursday, 1 March.  Not sure what type of account you have?  You can check online, stop by a branch, or give them a call.

Is it the day that you are expecting your pay, and it hasn’t shown up yet?  You might find it helpful to follow the steps in Why Hasn’t My Pay Been Deposited?

About the Author

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.
  • Evelyn Whittington

    Why so little info. for surviving widows, ie housing, dic payments, etc.

  • Tiffany

    Today is a week before March 1st and my dh doesn’t have a new LES posted. Should I be concerned?

    • KateKashman

      Tiffany, they should be posted sometime today. My husband’s isn’t up yet, either. I wouldn’t be concerned yet.

      • Lisa

        Days Facebook page stated that les won’t be available till the 24th

        • Lisa


        • KateKashman

          Hmm, I wonder if that is because it is a short month? Guess we’ll find out.

  • Bee

    Mine either- are they even out today or tomorrow since Feb is a shorter month?

  • Jana

    Mine either. Makes me feel better that we aren’t the only ones!