15 December 2011 Military Pay

Oops!  I almost forgot that pay day is coming up soon, until my search engine results went skyrocketing up with searches like “when will my direct deposit hit” and “navy federal paydays.”

The official payday is Thursday, 15 December.  Everyone who receives a mid-month military pay should receive their funds no later than the end of Thursday.  Exact release times depend on the policies and procedures of your bank or credit union, and may vary from month to month.

Many customers will have their funds released earlier than Thursday, 15 December.  Quite a few military-friendly banks and credit unions offer to release their customers’ deposits one business day early.  This would be Wednesday, 14 December.  These financial institutions include USAA and PMCU, plus many more.

If you bank with Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU), there are two things to consider.  First is which type of checking account you use.  If you have an Active Duty Checking account, NFCU offers early direct deposit and that early date will be Wednesday, 14 December..  If you have any other type of checking account, the deposit will be released on the scheduled date of Thursday, 15 December.  The second thing to know is how NFCU shows their deposits.  The deposit will show as pending on the day before the day the pay is expected.  Pending does not mean available to be spent!  NFCU will process those pending deposits overnight and they will be available for use on the day that you should get your deposit (early or regular.)  Not sure what sort of checking you have?  Check your online access, stop by a branch or give them a call.

Hope that helps!

About the Author

Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • Jeannie

    We have usaa and got payed yesterday but my brother in law didn’t he is air force and we are navy I did hear there is something going on and we all maybe not getting pay soon! Just dont know when has to do with the government and president!

  • Ashley

    My husbands chk is not pending. I hope we are getting paid! We have the active duty checking account so we should get paid tomorrow…

    • amber

      ours hasnt either. your not the only one :/

      • nichole

        My husband’s pay isn’t “pending” either. This kinda has me worried, because. I know that is something can go wrong..it usually does..anyone heard anything

        • KateKashman

          It is 1348 East Coast Time, and my husband’s deposit is pending. Did everyone else’s appear?

        • Jessica

          Yes, I called my bank Navy Federal and they have heard nothing from DFAS as of 1:30 EST. They usually have lists of names, account # and how much money to be put into each account and they have nothing.

  • Jessica

    Actually it is not too early to worry. I have called Navy Federal on the issue of not having a pending deposit showing on my account either. When I spoke with the Customer Service Rep she told me that they are not showing deposit for MANY people. Then she went on to say that they actually haven’t heard from DFAS as of yet on any pay. They are forwarding people who call in and inquire access and account numbers to their supervisors to keep a list of people not being paid. Navy Federal members should be worrying, because we are supposed to be getting paid tonight and have the funds available tomorrow. I have checked everywhere on the internet sites such as DFAS and MyPay and nothing is being said about this. Navy Fed is at a loss on this one. About the LES not showing up, my husband got on his today and everything is normal. So I’m not sure where that is coming from. However, I really do hope we get some answers AND MONEY soon!!

    • SJD

      Just spoke to NFCU customer service at 8:35 pm EST. They said DFAS did not send all the monies for all people earlier today but they have received the information now and everyone should be paid tonight as scheduled even though we are not seeing a pending deposit in our accounts. Just passing on what word I received from NFCU. Keeping the fingers crossed!

  • Ace

    I still have not seen my mid month pay stub does anyone know why theyre not showing up. Me and serval friends can’t see ours.

  • danny

    I just spoke w NFCU, they have just updated the system. your pneind pay should be posted now.

  • gigi williams

    Well we have usaa and and the dec 14th and we still have not get paid yet have anyone heard about usaa to see what is the hold up thank you

    • beans

      It doesn’t come at any particular time, so it isn’t late. I’m sure it will be deposited today.

  • croy

    I do not see the mid month pay as well through mypay as well. Is there a reason for this?

  • Carolynn

    my husband is in basic with the army, but we bank with Chase and I still havent seen his pay come through and i have no way of checking it

  • billy j may

    i want to see may pay stub so i will know how to pay my bills