2014 Retired Military Paydays

Looking for the 2014 active duty military paydays?

Plan ahead with the 2015 Retired Military Paydays.

For my retired readers, here’s a comprehensive (and hopefully accurate) list of the paydays for military retired pay.  Military retired pay is deposited on the 1st of each month, or the previous business day if the first falls on a weekend or holiday.  Therefore, the dates for military retired pay for 2014 are:

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Friday, 31 January 2014

Friday, 28 February 2014

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Friday, 30 May 2014

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Friday, 1 August 2014

Friday, 29 August 2014

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Friday, 31 October 2014

Monday, 1 December 2014

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Hope that helps you plan!

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.
  • Thanks, Kate!

  • Ole dolphin

    sure does. Thanks

  • waltbutler

    Guess my post didn’t post!! Your 1 Sep payday is a holiday – Labor Day?????

    • KateKashman

      You are absolutely right – I\’ve fixed it!

  • lmillert

    I don’t spend it until I receive it.

    • M1917A1

      Yeah, with “Instant Transfers”, “Hot Check” day’s are a thing of the past. That’s how we use to survive when we were home ported in Pearl.

  • Rusty

    Very helpfull thank you very much

  • Steffi

    Thanks this list will be really useful for my brother, he has just retired.

  • tammy

    thank you for the pay dates for 2014 i was starting to worry since it is so close to 2014 and i like to plan month by month as they go i appreciate it

  • Signalman

    Was this originally posted in November? I was able to print out the last (2013)years one, but don’t want to copy/paste this one, with the ad in the middle of it…

  • Kristin Williams

    If child support is court ordered and coming out of the service members pay monthly when they retire will it continue to come monthly.

    • M1917A1

      Yes, all allotments will continue unless cancelled by the service member. You will be asked about your allotments at your separation and transfer to the Fleet Reserves. Good luck and smooth sailings in your retirement. James P. Vetzel, GMGC, SW, USN, Retired (’64-’86)

  • Gilly

    How much does 1.5% Retired pay equal too?

    • KateKashman

      Everyone’s retired pay is different, so 1.5% is different for everyone.

  • Doris

    What happened to the payday for March 2014?

    • Paul

      See 28 February 2014

  • R Zien

    Thanks. It helps plan the deposit dates..

  • Larry

    Usually how long before the pay date does the pvy statement/voucher show up in DFAS?_

    • Kate

      Larry, I am not sure for retiree account statements. Active duty leave and earnings statements are usually up about a week before the pay day. Readers, do you know?

  • Nornally, how long before the pay date does the pay statement/voucher show up in DFAS?

  • Vance

    Kate I sent you an e-mail about retired pay about a week ago but never got an answer. Vance

  • Kate

    Vance, I get tons of emails, and I reply to them as quickly as possible. I am finding your email hard to understand. I will send it back to you and perhaps you can make it easier for me to read. Thank you.

  • Billy Addie

    I am a new Army retiree as of Today!! When should I expect my retirement pay?

    • Kate

      Congratulations, Billy. That is great! You will probably see your first retirement pay on 1 June 2014. Thank you for your service.

  • Glenn S

    If I change my direct deposit to another financial institution, how long before it goes in affect at the new location?

  • Chuck L

    If you are eligible to receive reserve retired pay at 60, will the first check start on the 1st day of your birth month or the 1st of the month following your birthday?

    • Kate

      Chuck, I’m not super-well versed on retired reserve pay. I’m pretty sure it will be the month AFTER you turn 60, and after you submit your request to start receiving retired pay. I think it says in the instructions that go with the request to start receiving retired pay.


      • Rock

        You are on the money Kate. I retired from the reserve program 9 March (age 60) and received my first direct deposit pension from Uncle on 1 April Chuck.

        • Kate

          Thanks for that information. I know it will help others.

  • Harold wandle

    I am worried my retired military pay was not posted on my on line chase banking account for the month of may

  • chris

    If you retire on the 9th of the month will you or should you receive your first pay the following month on the 1st? Or when would you likely see your first payment?

  • Kevin

    Great info, thanks. Stay blessed.

  • victor Marrero

    Hi, on Aug 18, 2014 was my 60th birthday. According to your above paydays list I was supposed to get my direct deposit of my retirement on Aug 29th. However I checked my account with Pentagon Credit Union and as of today I have no deposit. All my paper work was done months ago and I even received the orders to get my new ID card. What should I do?

    • Kate

      Mr. Marrero, you should logon to your MyPay account and see what information is contained there. Particularly be sure to check your account information. If you find errors in your MyPay record, then you will need to contact DFAS by mail and/or phone. I suggest that you do both. Good luck!

  • beccaal

    My son was medically retired July 1st and received his first check in Aug but has not received his check for September, who does he need to contact to inquire about this issue?

    • Kate

      Ma’am, your son needs to look on his DFAS MyPay account to see if he has a retiree account statement showing that a payment was made. If not, then he needs to contact DFAS to find out what has happened. If a payment was made, he needs to verify that he has the correct deposit information in his DFAS record. After that, he would check with the bank to see why the deposit did not post.

  • Glen

    I retired from the USAF, effective 1 Sep (last day was 31 Aug). Should I expect to see my first retirement pay on 1 Oct, or is there normally a lag?


    • Kate

      Congratulations on your retirement! They seem to have the switch to retirement pay system pretty well organized. I’ve not heard many people who did not see their retirement as expected, and those were usually odd situations. I think you can be fairly confident that it will arrive on 1 October.

      • Glen

        Thanks, Kate! Appreciate the response and we’ll keep our fingers crossed.

    • Glen

      Update: I was paid on 6 Oct–slight delay (5 days) but overall, I’m very satisfied. Thanks agin.

      • Kate

        Interesting. I am curious to hear if next month is on time.

        • Glen

          31 Oct pay was on time. Looks like system is working very well.

  • Andrea

    Things get tight when holidays are on the horizon. I am amazed at how fast I was able to find the October 31st payment. Thanks so much.



    • D Blosser

      Retired reserve pay starts when you turn 60, not before. There was a bill before congress to lower the start age to 55, but it was never passed. If you retired at age 42 as I was, you have to wait 18 years. If you are married, consider enrolling in the SBP Survivor Benefit Plan. Like any plan, your retirement pay is reduced, and your surviving beneficiary collects 60% of your retirement pay. At least it goes up year by year because of COLA.
      I turned 60 five years ago and the pay started.

  • Bob Roche

    The retired military pay day is on the last 3 banking days of every month, so your chart is out of whack.

  • Kevin Kenney

    Nov was direct deposited on the 25th. Can I reasonably expect an early deposit (prior to Christmas) for December?

    • Kate

      I wouldn’t think so, but anything is possible. The 25th was three business days early. Do you usually get paid three business days early? Even if the 31 December pay came three business days early (which seems a little crazy), that would still be the 26th.

  • Charles tyler

    tyler, I am turning 60 on December 18th 2014 when should I get my first check depoiset to my saving account retired in September 8th 2003, 24 years.of service.

    • Kate

      Mr. Tyler, have you filled out your applicaitont o begin receiving retired pay? If all the paperwork is in place, I believe that you would have your first retired pay deposited on 31 December 2014. However, the paperwork process does take some time.

      Congratulations on finally receiving your retirement pay!

  • Chuck

    I retire from the guard effective July 4th of this year 2015. When should I expect my first check?

  • Michael

    How can add the 2015 Retired Military Paydays to my iPad mini?

  • ddd

    I am a reservist who retired in 2006. I will be turning 60 Sept 4. Will my first retired check be on Sept 1 or Oct 1?

    • Kate

      ddd, assuming that you properly filled out the paperwork to begin receiving retired pay, it should arrive on 1 October.