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2015 Retired Military Pay Dates

Are you looking for the 2015 Active Duty Military Pay Days?

I can't forget my retired friends (and Poppop!) when I talk about military pay.  Military retirement pay is paid on the first business day of each month.  If that day falls on a weekend or holiday, then the pay day is the business day prior to the weekend or holiday.  Keep in mind that these are the official dates - your bank or credit union may offer early direct deposit as a benefit to its customers.

Update:  Next to each payday, I have added the month for which that pay is being made.  I hope that helps unconfuse people.

It seems that my attempts to make it less confusing actually made it MORE confusing.  Let me try again.

Military retirement pay is paid in arrears, which means it is paid for the month before the payment is made (just like most regular paychecks.)  For example a payment made on the first of February is for the retirement month of January, and will reflect any activity (taxes, allotments, deduction) that occurred in January.  The military retired payday is the first of the month, except for when the first of the month falls on a weekend or a holiday:

Wednesday, 31 December 2014:  replaces 1 January 2015 payday, for December 2014

Friday, 30 January 2015:  replaces 1 February 2015 payday, for January 2015

Friday, 27 February 2015:  replaces 1 March 2015 payday, for February 2015

Wednesday, 1 April 2015:  for March 2015

Friday, 1 May 2015:  for April 2015

Monday, 1 June 2015:  for May 2015

Wednesday, 1 July 2015:  for June 2015

Friday, 31 July 2015:  replaces 1 August 2015 payday, for July 2015

Tuesday, 1 September 2015:  for August 2015

Thursday, 1 October 2015:  for September 2015

Friday, 30 October 2015:  replaces 1 November 2015 payday, for October 2015

December:  Tuesday, 1 December 2015:  for November 2015

Thursday, 31 December 2015:  replaces 1 January 2016 payday, for December 2015

For those of you who are more visual, it looks like this:

2015 retirement pay calendar

If there is some other way I can make this less confusing, please let me know.  It seems so simple and clear to me, but that's just the way my brain works.  I want to make sure it is simple and clear for you, too, and we're all different.

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