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2022 Military Pay Dates – Answered in Detail

2022 military pay dates

Part of budgeting is knowing when you can expect your payment. This helps you plan out your year in terms of spending as well. Thus, with this in mind, we have curated 2022 military pay dates for you in this article. Continue reading to get the military pay calendar.

2022 Military Pay Dates

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Service members have the option to receive their pay either once or twice a month. If they go with the latter, they will receive half of their monthly pay on the 15th of every month. And if the 1st of the 15th falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, then they will receive the payment on Friday before. Hence, the mid-month and end-of-month pay dates are (in the same order) from January to December:

  • January: January 14, February 1
  • February: February 15, March 1
  • March: March 15, April 1
  • April: April 15, April 29
  • May: May 13, June 1
  • June: June 15, July 1
  • July: July 15, August 1
  • August: August 15, September 1
  • September: September 15, September 30
  • October: October 14, November 1
  • November: November 15, December 1
  • December: December 15, December 30

The Army pay dates are the same.

Aside from receiving your pay, you will receive an LES, which is an abbreviation for Leave and Earnings Statement.

Note: There can be two dates depending on whether you receive your pay once or twice a month

Here are the exact LES release dates:

  • January: January 8 or 25
  • February: February 8 or 23
  • March: March 8 or 25
  • April: April 8 or 22
  • May: May 8 or 25
  • June: June 8 or 24
  • July: July 8 or 22
  • August: August 8 or 25
  • September: September 8 or 23
  • October: October 8 or 25
  • November: November 8 or 23
  • December: December 8 or 23

Your LES will tell you your pay and leave accrued during each month’s cycle, in addition to any relevant deductions.

The Army LES dates 2022 are the same.

If your bank account is with the USAA, then you will get your pay before payday!

Here are the military pay dates USAA:

  • January: January 13 and/or January 31
  • February: February 14 and/or February 28
  • March: March 14 and/or March 31
  • April: April 14 and/or April 28
  • May: May 12 and/or May 31
  • June: June 14 and/or June 30
  • July: July 14 and/or July 29
  • August: August 12 and/or August 31
  • September: September 14 and/or September 29
  • October: October 14 and/or October 31
  • November: November 14 and/or November 30
  • December: December 14 and/or December 29

Similarly, if you are with the Frontwave Credit Union, you are entitled to advanced pay. Here is the detailed Frontwave pay schedule:

  • January: January 12 and/or January 28
  • February: February 11 and/or February 25
  • March: March 11 and/or March 30
  • April: April 14 and/or April 27
  • May: May 11 and/or May 27
  • June: June 13 and/or June 29
  • July: July 13 and/or July 28
  • August: August 11 and/or August 30
  • September: September 13 and/or September 28
  • October: October 12 and/or October 28
  • November: November 10 and/or November 29
  • December: December 13 and/or December 28

The Navy Federal Credit Union also makes earlier payments if you have an active duty checking account. The Navy Federal Pay Dates are here in bold:

  • January 14: January 13
  • February 1: January 29
  • February 15: February 12
  • March 1: February 26
  • March 15: March 12
  • April 1: March 31
  • April 15: April 14
  • April 29: April 28
  • May 13: May 12
  • June 1: May 31
  • June 15: June 14
  • July 1: June 30
  • July 15: July 14
  • August 1: July 29
  • August 15: August 12
  • September 1: August 31
  • September 15: September 14
  • September 30: September 29
  • October 14: October 13
  • November 1: October 29
  • November 15: November 12
  • December 1: November 30
  • December 15: December 14
  • December 30: December 29

You can expect retired and annuitant pay on the first of the month. However, if the first falls on a weekend or a holiday, then you will get paid on the last business day of the prior month. As for annuitants, you will get paid on the first business day of the month.

Retired Military Pay Dates (Detailed Rundown):

  • October 1, 2021, if the entitlement month is September 2021
  • November 1, 2021, if the entitlement month is October 2021
  • December 1, 2021, if the entitlement month is November 2021
  • December 30, 2021, if the entitlement month is December 2021
  • February 1, 2022, if the entitlement month is January 2022
  • March 1, 2022, if the entitlement month is is February 2022
  • April 1, 2022, if the entitlement month is March 2022
  • April 29, 2022, if the entitlement month is April 2022
  • June 1, 2022, if the entitlement month is May 2022
  • July 1, 2022, if the entitlement month is is June 2022
  • August 1, 2022, if the entitlement month is July 2022
  • September 1, 2022, if the entitlement month is August 2022
  • September 30, 2022, if the entitlement month is September 2022
  • November 1, 2022, if the entitlement month is October 2022
  • December 1, 2022, if the entitlement month is November 2022
  • December 30, 2022, if the entitlement month is December 2022

Annuitant Military Pay Dates (Detailed Rundown):

  • October 1, 2021, if the entitlement month is September 2021
  • November 1, 2021, if the entitlement month is October 2021
  • December 1, 2021, if the entitlement month is November 2021
  • January 3, 2022, if the entitlement month is December 2021
  • February 1, 2022, if the entitlement month is January 2022
  • March 1, 2022, if the entitlement month is is February 2022
  • April 1, 2022, if the entitlement month is March 2022
  • May 2, 2022, if the entitlement month is April 2022
  • June 1, 2022, if the entitlement month is May 2022
  • July 1, 2022, if the entitlement month is is June 2022
  • August 1, 2022, if the entitlement month is July 2022
  • September 1, 2022, if the entitlement month is August 2022
  • October 3, 2022, if the entitlement month is September 2022
  • November 1, 2022, if the entitlement month is October 2022
  • December 1, 2022, if the entitlement month is November 2022
  • January 3, 2023, if the entitlement month is December 2022

FAQs

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Where else can I find this military pay dates information?

You can also find this information on MyPay.

This, you may already know as the online pay account management system that informs users of information regarding paychecks and tax information. Military members, retirees, annuitants, as well as federal civilian employees can use MyPay.

In particular, you can find your LES on MyPay.

Why do I need to know the LES release dates?

It is important that you check your LES before the scheduled payday because if there is an issue, you can take care of it and timely receive your payment.

Conclusion

With the information that we have provided about 2022 military pay dates, you should be able to fully mark your calendar and plan your budget. Hopefully, this has been helpful. If you think our article can help a friend, please share it with them. If you have further questions to ask or thoughts to share, you can reach out to us in the comments below.

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