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Retiree and Annuitant Pay 2023

When will Retirees and Annuitants get paid in 2023?

If you are on active duty, you get paid on the 1st and 15th of every month. You can see the list of Military Pay Dates here. However, what about if you are a retiree or an annuitant? And who gets that type of pay?

Retirement Pay

You would receive retiree pay if you served on active duty in the US for a period of at least 20 years or more. You also receive retirement pay if you retire medically from the US military. 

These all count toward years of service:

  • Active service
  • Active duty for training
  • Active duty for special work
  • Temporary tour of active duty
  • Full-time National Guard duty
  • Active Guard/Reserve time

Retirement is different for reservists. They have to accrue 20 years of service and reach the age of 60 to receive that pay.

These count towards years of service:

  • Active service
  • Active duty for training
  • Active duty for special work
  • Temporary tour of Active duty
  • Full-time National Guard duty
  • Active Guard/Reserve time

Military Pay Dates for Retirees 2023

For retirees, if the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, they get paid on the last business day of the prior month. 

Wednesday, February 1st (For January)

Wednesday, March 1st (For February) 

Friday, March 31 (For March)

Monday, May 1st (For April)

Thursday, June 1st (For May)

Friday, June 30th (For June)

Tuesday, August 1st (For July)

Friday, September 1st (For August)

Friday, September 29th (For September)

Wednesday, November 1st (For October)

Friday, December 1st (For November)

Friday, December 29th (For December)

Annuitant Pay

Annuitants are paid to eligible survivors of deceased retired or active duty military members. They are typically a spouse or child, or former spouse. 

Military Pay Dates For Annuitants 2023

For annuitants, if the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, they get paid on the first business day of the month.

Wednesday, February 1st (For January)

Wednesday, March 1st (For February) 

Monday, April 3rd (For March)

Tuesday, May 2nd (For April)

Thursday, June 1st (For May)

Monday, July 3st (For June)

Tuesday, August 1st (For July)

Friday, September 1st (For August)

Monday, October 2nd (For September)

Wednesday, November 1st (For October)

Friday, December 1st (For November)

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024 (For December)