2021 military retiree and annuitant pay dates provided by DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Service). Retired and Annuitant (R&A) establishes, maintains and pays military retirees and their surviving spouses and other family members.
Find out which military friendly banks and credit unions pay early.
Military Retiree 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 falls on the 1st of the month.
Military Annuitant 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 after the holiday or weekend that falls on the 1st of the month.
2021 Military Retiree & Annuitant Pay Schedule
|ENTITLEMENT MONTH||RETIREE PAYMENT DATES||ANNUITANT PAYMENT DATES|
|January 2021||Monday, Feb. 1, 2021||Monday, Feb. 1, 2021|
|February 2021||Monday, Mar. 1, 2021||Monday, Mar. 1, 2021|
|March 2021||Thursday, April 1, 2021||Thursday, April 1, 2021|
|April 2021||Friday, April 30, 2021||Monday, May 3, 2021|
|May 2021||Tuesday, June 1, 2021||Tuesday, June 1, 2021|
|June 2021||Thursday, July 1, 2021||Thursday, July 1, 2021|
|July 2021||Friday, July. 30, 2021||Monday, Aug. 2, 2021|
|August 2021||Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021||Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021|
|September 2021||Friday, Oct. 1, 2021||Friday, Oct. 1, 2021|
|October 2021||Monday, Nov. 1, 2021||Monday, Nov. 1, 2021|
|November 2021||Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021||Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021|
|December 2021||Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021||Monday, Jan. 3, 2022|
DFAS R&A Pay issues monthly payments for the following accounts:
- Regular and Reserve Retirement payments
- Combat Related Special Compensation payments
- Survivor Benefit Plan
- Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay
- Temporary and Permanent Disability Retirement payments
For earlier payments try banking with a military friendly bank or credit union that offers early direct deposit as a courtesy. Navy Federal Credit Union, USAA, Service Credit Union, Pacific Marine Credit Union and Armed Forces Bank are a few examples.
Applies to all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces: Air Force, Air Force Reserves, Air National Guard, Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserves, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserves, Navy, Navy Reserves, Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserves, Space Force and the Public Health Service.
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