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2017 & 2018 Retiree And Survivor Pay Dates


The following tables show the DFAS schedule of retiree and annuitant pay dates for 2017 and 2018. this information may help to avoid any confusion as to when you should expect to see the payment deposited to your account.

Retiree Pay Dates for 2017   Annuitant Pay Dates for 2017
Month Direct Deposit Date   Month Direct Deposit Date
October Nov. 1   October Nov. 1
November Dec. 1   November Dec. 1
December Dec. 29   December Jan. 2, 2018


Retiree Pay Dates for 2018   Annuitant Pay Dates for 2018
Month Direct Deposit Date   Month Direct Deposit Date
January Feb. 1   January Feb. 1
February Mar. 1   February Mar. 1
March Mar. 30   March Apr. 2
April May 1   April May 1
May June 1   May June 1
June June 29   June July 2
July Aug. 1   July Aug. 1
August Aug. 31   August Sep. 4
September Oct. 1   September Oct. 1
October Nov. 1   October Nov. 1
November Nov. 30   November Dec. 3
December Dec. 31   December Jan. 2, 2019

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