15 May 2012 Military Pay Day


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The next military payday is Tuesday, 15 May 2012.  As always, the pay can be deposited any time that day.

Many military-oriented banks and credit unions offer early direct deposit of active duty military pay.  This is offered as a benefit to their customers.  Those banks include USAA, Pacific Marine Credit Union (PMCU), Navy Federal Credit Union and Service Credit Union.

USAA and PMCU customers will see their pay deposited sometime on Monday, 14 May 2012.  That is one business day earlier than the regular pay day.

Service Credit Union is harder to tell…they might have their pay deposited Friday but I am not positive.

Navy Federal Credit Union pay posting policies vary based upon the type of account that you have.  If you have an Active Duty checking account, you will see your pay pending this Friday, 11 May 2012, to be posted overnight and available for use on Saturday, 12 May 2012.  Customers who have any other type of checking account will see their pay pending on Monday, 14 May 2012, to be posted overnight and available for use on Tuesday, 15 May 2012.

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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.
  • Dan here again ; update — DFAS pay will be credited midnight Eastern time Friday morning 5/11. (Not Saturday as I originally posted) — enjoy the extra day!

  • missez

    The next pay day deposit for navy federal is june 1st? thats a 3 week pay period!!

    • KateKashman

      Yes, missez, the next military pay day is 1 June. The last military pay day was 15 May, If you have an Active Duty checking account with Navy Federal Credit Union, your deposit for the 15 May paycheck was made on 12 May, and your next deposit will be made on 31 May. You are right, that is nearly three weeks. This will happen several times a year depending on how the calendar falls. Be sure to notice the other upcoming long pay periods this year: the second half of July and the second half of December. Keep in mind that the posting policies of your bank may mean that you actual long pay periods may not line up with the ones that happen for everyone else. Customers who were paid on the regular pay day of 15 May are not experiencing a long pay period this time, but they will have other times that they do and you do not.

      Hope that helps!