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31 March 2017 Military Pay

Don’t forget that you can find all the updated 2017 military pay charts here at Military.com.

When will your 31 March 2017 military pay show up in your bank account?  Payday questions are the most common questions here at The Paycheck Chronicles, especially when the regular 1st or 15th payday falls on a weekend or holiday.  Because 1 April 2017 is on a Saturday, the March end-of-month payday is Friday, 31 March 2017.  The actual date your money will be available for use may vary depending on the bank or credit union you use.  Many military-friendly banks and credit unions offer early direct deposit as a benefit to their customers.

USAA

USAA credits military pay deposits one business day prior to the actual payday.  For this pay period, that will be Thursday, 30 March 2017.

Navy Federal Credit Union

Only Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) Active Duty Checking accounts offer early direct deposit.  Members who have their military pay deposited to an Active Duty Checking account will have their pay available on Thursday, 30 March 2017.  Members who use any other type of checking account will have their pay available on Friday, 31 March 2017.

Not sure which type of checking account you use?  You can look on your online account access,  call NFCU, or stop by a branch.  In your online access, it will look something like this:

If you don't have Active Duty Checking, but you want it, you can change your account type online, by telephone, or in a branch.

Pacific Marine Credit Union

Pacific Marine Credit Union (PMCU) credits military pay two business days prior to the actual payday.  For this pay period, that will be Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

Service Credit Union

Service Credit Union credits military pay two business days prior to the actual payday.  For this pay period, that will be Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

Military pay can be deposited any time on the designated day and still be "on time."  Even if your bank or credit union has a window of time in which deposits are typically credited, all sorts of things can happen to make it be earlier or later.

If payday has come and gone, and you still don't see your pay in your bank account, use these steps to figure out the problem:  Why Hasn't My Pay Been Deposited?

Calculate your military pay with the latest approved pay rates — download the Military.com Pay App forAndroid on Google Play or for iPhone on iTunes.

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