Here is the military retiree and annuitant pay schedule for 2012 provided by the DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Service. The paydays are always on the 1st day of the month except when the first day is a holiday or weekend. In those cases the pay date will be the first business day prior to the holiday or weekend that fell on the 1st.
|Entitlement Month||2012 Payment Dates
|January 2012||Wednesday, February 1, 2012|
|February 2012||Thursday, March 1, 2012|
|March 2012||Friday, March 30, 2012|
|April 2012||Tuesday, May 1, 2012|
|May 2012||Friday, June 1, 2012|
|June 2012||Friday, June 29, 2012|
|July 2012||Wednesday, August 1, 2012|
|August 2012||Friday, August 31, 2012|
|September 2012||Monday, October 1, 2012|
|October 2012||Thursday, November 1, 2012|
|November 2012||Friday, November 30, 2012|
|December 2012||Monday, December 31, 2012|
Don’t forget to sign up for electronic payment! The Department of Treasury has announced that beginning on March 1, 2013 all payments must be made electronically and no by paper. Most military retirees and annuitants already receive their payments via direct deposit but if you’re one of the few you’ll want to make this change in order to continue receiving your payments. It can take up to 30 to 60 days to complete this process.