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Active Net Pay

Being an Active Duty servicemember comes with benefits and perks, one being a steady paycheck with tax-free allowance. You can expect your paycheck every 2 weeks since the military pay chart is bi-weekly. View the 2021 Active Duty military posting calendar below.

Active Duty Posting Calendar PDF

Members with Free Active Duty Checking® accounts will receive their Direct Deposit of Net Pay (DDNP) one business day early.


Active Net Pay Calendar
Month Early Military DDNP Posting Dates Early Military DDNP Funds Available  Regular Military Posting Dates Regular Military Funds Available
January 13th
28th
14th
29th
14th
29th
15th
30th
February 10th
25th
11th
26th
11th
26th
12th
27th
March 11th
30th
12th
31st
12th
31st
13th
1st
of April
April 13th
28th
14th
29th
14th
29th
15th
30th
May 12th
27th
13th
28th
13th
28th
14th
29th
June 11th
29th
12th
30th
14th
30th
15th
1st
of July
July 13th
28th
14th
29th
14th
29th
15th
30th
August 11th
30th
12th
31st
12th
31st
13th
1st
of September
September 13th
29th
14th
30th
14th
30th
15th
1st
of October
October 13th
28th
14th
29th
14th
29th
15th
30th
November 10th
29th
11th
30th
12th
30th
13th
1st
of December
December 13th
28th
14th
29th
14th
29th
15th
30th

Retired Net Pay/Alt

For those retired from the military, your payment timeframe differs a little from Active Duty military pay dates.
The chart below outlines the 2021 retirement payment calendar.

Members with Free Active Duty Checking® accounts will receive their Direct Deposit of Net Pay (DDNP) one business day early.

Retired Net Pay/Alt
Month Early Military DDNP Posting Dates Early Military DDNP Funds Available Regular Military Posting Dates Regular Military Funds Available
January 28th 29th 29th 30th
February 25th 26th 26th 27th
March 30th 31th 31th 1st of April
April 28th 29th 29th 30th
May 27th 28th 28th 29th
June 29th 30th 30th 1st of July
July 28th 29th 29th 30th
August 30th 31st 31st 1st of September
September 29th 30th 30th 1st of October
October 28th 29th 29th 30th
November 29th 30th 30th 1st of December
December 28th 29th 29th 30th

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