1 May 2012 Military Pay

It is still a while until the next military payday, but the subject has been getting more and more popular the last day or two.  Unfortunately for those who are hoping that payday is coming soon, the next military payday is not until Tuesday, 1 May 2012.  That’s still 11 days away!  Most military folks will see their active duty pay hit their bank accounts sometime on Tuesday, 1 May.  However, several military-focused banks and credit unions offer early direct deposit as a courtesy to their customers.

USAA and PMCU disburse military pay deposits one business day early.  For this pay period, that will be on Monday, 30 April 2012.  It can still be any time on that day so please don’t panic if it isn’t showing at your “usual” time.  There are other banks and credit unions that offer early deposit with various schedules.  If you are not sure, ask!

It is a little more complicated if you have Navy Federal Credit Union because they actually have two different pay distribution schedules depending on what type of checking account you have.  If you have an Active Duty checking, then your pay is released one business day early.  For this pay period it is a little confusing but I *think* that you will see your pay pending on Friday, 27 April to be processed overnight and available for use on Saturday, 28.  This is stated on the Navy Federal Credit Union Military Active Duty Posting CalendarHowever, I’m not positive about this.  Please plan for the worst and assume that you will not have access to your pay until Monday, 30 April.  If you have any other type of checking account, you will see your pay pending on Monday, 30 April to be posted overnight and available for use on Tuesday, 1 May.

This has been one of many long pay periods this year.  The next one is super-long, 19 days, from 13 July to 1 August, and then again over the holidays when it will be 17days from 14 December to 31 December.  Be sure to plan ahead so you don’t get stuck!

Thinking that you should have been paid, but don’t see your money yet?  Check out Why Hasn’t My Pay Been Deposited? for helpful tips.

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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.

21 Comments on "1 May 2012 Military Pay"

  1. A positive existance is now availible now and soon for all . New measures

  2. Service Credit Union allows for pay to be deposited 2 business days earlier. So we will get paid on Friday! Whoohoo!

  3. Active duty service member who bank with NFCU there is nothing pending in our accounts as of right now so I’m guessing that means we aren’t getting paid till Monday the 30th :(

  4. Active duty service member who bank with NFCU there is nothing pending in our accounts as of right now so I’m guessing that means we aren’t getting paid till Monday the 30th

  5. NFCU still isn’t pending but probably won’t show a pending deposite till Thursday or Friday night.

  6. My payment is already pending and I bank with keesler federal credit union. Does that mean I will get paid this friday? Its a veteran affairs disability.

  7. We have Navy and ours is pending now…due to post on the 28th.

  8. When they say the 27th for active duty checking, are they saying as in thursday night pacific(9) and 12am eastern time when it TURNS the 27th or are they meaning friday the night of the 27th when it's about to turn into the 28th? lol

  9. Does anyone know what day USAA will deposit? I thought I was told payday would never be on a monday…

  10. USAA never gets paid on a Monday though…..SO it should be Friday…..

  11. Allegedly nfcu is currently pending

  12. pending now with NFCU

  13. Friendly guy | April 26, 2012 at 6:25 pm |

    U will get paid saturday on navyfed usaa. Ihave both. People please learn your banks. ^^

  14. Friendly guy | April 26, 2012 at 6:26 pm |

    U will get paid saturday with navyfed and usaa. I have both. People please learn your banks. ^^

  15. I AGREE USAA PAY SHOULD BE ON 4/27

  16. Well I didn't get payed this morning, so i guess i will get payed Monday! I have USAA.

  17. The post date is 4/28 for Navy Fed. That means we get paid here in California at 9 p.m. tonight. If you are on the east coast, it would be midnight.

  18. My navy fed account took away it's pending status and my active account is now looking like it did on Wednesday. No idea what this means, but hopefully will be paid tonight at 9.

  19. i have marine federal and i havent gotten paid yet and i do not know how to check to see if there is something pending?? how do u check it???

  20. So usaa should have the funds available to use Monday?!

  21. It's 730est on monday, and still no USAA pay?!?!?

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