2023 Retired Military and Annuitant Pay Dates

Updated: November 30, 2022

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) establishes, maintains and pays military retirees, surviving spouses and other family members. Here are the 2022 and 2023 military retiree and annuitant pay dates. 

Military retiree paydays always fall on the first 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 first of the month.

Military annuitant paydays are always on the first 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 first of the month.

2023 Military Retiree and Annuitant Pay Schedule

Entitlement MonthRetiree Pay DateAnnuitant Pay Date
January 2023February 1, 2023February 1, 2023*
February 2023March 1, 2023March 1, 2023
March 2023March 31, 2023April 3, 2023
April 2023May 1, 2023May 2, 2023
May 2023June 1, 2023June 1, 2023
June 2023June 30, 2023July 3, 2023
July 2023August 1, 2023August 1, 2023
August 2023September 1, 2023September 1, 2023
September 2023September 29, 2023October 2, 2023
October 2023November 1, 2023November 1, 2023
November 2023December 1, 2023December 1, 2023
December 2023December 29, 2023January 2, 2024

*February 1, 2023, is the first payday for Survivor Benefit Changes (SBP) changes that took effect on January 1, 2023.

2022 Military Retiree and Annuitant Pay Schedule

Entitlement MonthRetiree Pay DateAnnuitant Pay Date
January 2022Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022
February 2022Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2022Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2022
March 2022Friday, April 1, 2022Friday, April 1, 2022
April 2022Friday, April 39, 2022Monday, May 2, 2022
May 2022Wednesday, June 1, 2022Wednesday, June 1, 2022
June 2022Friday, July 1, 2022Friday, July 1, 2022
July 2022Monday, Aug. 1, 2022Monday, Aug. 1, 2022
August 2022Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022
September 2022Friday, Sept. 30, 2022Monday, Oct. 3, 2022
October 2022Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022
November 2022Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022
December 2022Friday, Dec. 30, 2022Monday, Jan. 2, 2023

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 deposits, such as Navy Federal Credit Union, USAA, Service Credit Union, Pacific Marine Credit Union or Armed Forces Bank.

The above pay charts apply to eligible retired veterans and survivors of the United States Air Force, Army, Marine Corps,  Navy, Coast Guard, Space Force and Public Health Service.

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