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2022 Military Pay Dates and Early Pay USAA & NFCU

Active duty pay date calendar early pay 2022 NFCU USAA

When is the Next Military Pay Date in 2022?

While active duty military pay dates are the 1st and the 15th of each month, when the 1st or 15th falls on a weekend, the pay date shifts slightly as you will see in 2022 Active Duty Military Pay Dates chart below.

One of the perks of using a bank like USAA or Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) is the ability to have your pay check funds available early.

Typically the early pay date is one business day before the regular pay day, but when the regular pay day falls on a Monday, NFCU members receive their early pay on Saturday and USAA members receive their early pay the Friday before.

2022 Active Duty Military Pay Dates

Pay DateUSAA Early Pay DateNFCU Early Pay Date+
Fri, Jan 14Thu, Jan 13Thu, Jan 13
Tue, Feb 1Mon, Jan 31Sat, Jan 29
Tue, Feb 15Mon, Feb 14Sat, Feb 12
Tue, Mar 1Mon, Feb 28Sat, Feb 26
Tue, Mar 15Mon, Mar 14Sat, Mar 12*
Fri, Apr 1Thu, Mar 31Thu, Mar 31
Fri, Apr 15Thu, Apr 14Thu, Apr 14
Fri, Apr 29Thu, Apr 28Thu, Apr 28
Fri, May 13Thu, May 12*Thu, May 12
Wed, Jun 1Tue, May 31Sat, May 28
Wed, Jun 15Tue, Jun 14Tue, Jun 14
Fri, Jul 1Thu, Jun 30Thu, Jun 30
Fri, Jul 15Thu, July 14Thu, July 14
Mon, Aug 1Fri, Jul 29Fri, Jul 29
Mon, Aug 15Fri, Aug 12*Fri, Aug 12*
Thu, Sep 1Wed, Aug 31Wed, Aug 31
Thu, Sep 15Wed, Sep 14Wed, Sep 14
Fri, Sep 30Thu, Sep 29Thu, Sep 29
Fri, Oct 14Thu, Oct 13*Thu, Oct 13
Tue, Nov 1Mon, Oct 31Sat, Oct 29
Tue, Nov 15Mon, Nov 14Fri, Nov 11*
Thu, Dec 1Wed, Nov 30Wed, Nov 30
Thu, Dec 15Wed, Dec 14Wed, Dec 14
Fri, Dec 30Thu, Dec 29Thu, Dec 29

* Denotes longer pay periods

+ Dates are currently anticipated for NFCU early pay as of December 2021. The list will be updated as Navy Federal Credit Union confirms the dates for 2022. {update: Dates confirmed by NFCU on January 7 2021.}

Where do the longer pay periods fall for this year?

Since holidays and weekends shift the military pay dates some throughout the 2022 year, there are always a few pay periods that are longer than others. When you add early pay into the equation, it can make some of these pay periods even longer.

  • March 12 – 31 (NFCU) is a pay period of 19 days.
  • May 12 – 31 (USAA) is a pay period of 19 days.
  • August 12 – August 31 (USAA & NFCU) is a pay period of 19 days.
  • October 13 – October 31 (USAA) is a pay period of 18 days.
  • November 11 – November 30 (NFCU) is a pay period of 19 days.

This is important information for military families to take note. If you plan and budget for 15-16 day pay periods you may need to make a different plan for the months that have longer pay periods.

NFCU members, pay special attention to the longer pay periods that fall around spring break and over the Thanksgiving holidays. These two pay longer pay periods could impact your plans for travel or holiday meal preparations if you aren’t mindful of your budget and prepare early.

USAA members, pay special attention to the longer pay periods that fall before the Memorial Day holiday and Halloween if you usually plan trips or parties this may impact your budget if you don’t prepare ahead of time.

For both USAA & NFCU members you will have a longer time between pay checks during the second half of August when you may be finishing back to school shopping. Be sure to look at your budgets ahead of time to make sure that you have accommodated for this longer pay period as you go in to the start of the school year.

Don’t be surprised by these 18-19 day military pay periods in 2022!

You are aware that it will be longer between pay checks on these dates, but what can you do? A good idea is plan to save on the shorter pay periods.

Many make the mistake of thinking that because a pay period was only 12-14 days long that they have extra money. Instead, set the extra aside for these longer gaps in pay.

Speak with a friendly associate at USAA or Navy Federal Credit Union about opening a savings account and how you can save in the shorter gaps to be prepared for these longer pay periods.

If you aren’t currently a member of Navy Federal Credit Union or USAA, you may be missing out on benefits like early pay. Check out the benefits of membership today!

When are LES statements available for the pay periods?

Leave and Earning Statements (LES) are typically available 7 days before the pay day.

The only date that might be different this year would be regarding the LES statement that is scheduled to come out on November, 24th for the December 1st pay date. Thanksgiving falls on November 24th this year, so the date the LES is available may shift slightly.

2022 Active Duty Military pay date and LES statement dates

Pay DateLES Available
Sat, Jan 15Fri, Jan 7
Tue, Feb 1Tue, Jan 25
Tue, Feb 15Tue, Feb 8
Tue, Mar 1Tue, Feb 22
Tue, Mar 15Tue, Mar 8
Fri, Apr 1Fri, Mar 25
Fri, Apr 15Fri, Apr 8
Fri, Apr 29Fri, Apr 22
Fri, May 13Fri, May 6
Wed, Jun 1Wed, May 25
Wed, Jun 15Wed, Jun 8
Fri, Jul 1Fri, Jun 24
Fri, Jul 15Fri, Jul 8
Fri, Jul 29Fri, Jul 22
Mon, Aug 15Mon, Aug 8
Thu, Sep 1Thu, Aug 25
Thu, Sep 15Thu, Sep 8
Fri, Sep 30Fri, Sep 23
Fri, Oct 14Fri, Oct 7
Tue, Nov 1Tue, Oct 25
Tue, Nov 15Tue, Nov 8
Thu, Dec 1Thu, Nov 24
Thu, Dec 15Thu, Dec 8
Fri, Dec 30Fri, Dec 23

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