Retirement Pay Schedule
Posted on November 16, 2018

To help you plan for 2019, below is a list of the days you should expect to receive your retired or annuitant pay. Retired and annuitant pay is due on the first of the month. However, if the first falls on a weekend or holiday, retirees get paid on last business day of the prior month and annuitants get paid on the first business day of month. For example, payment to retirees for December 2018 will be paid on December 31, 2018. However, annuitants will be paid on January 2, 2019. Please see the chart for each month in 2019.


Entitlement Month
Retired Pay Date
Annuitant Pay Date

September 2018
October 1, 2018
October 1, 2018

October 2018
November 1, 2018
November 1, 2018

November 2018
November 30, 2018
December 3, 2018

December 2018
December 31, 2018
January 2, 2019

January 2019
February 1, 2019
February 1, 2019

February 2019
March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019

March 2019
April 1, 2019
April 1, 2019

April 2019
May 1, 2019
May 1, 2019

May 2019
May 31, 2019
June 3, 2019

June 2019
July 1, 2019
July 1, 2019

July 2019
August 1, 2019
August 1, 2019

August 2019
August 30, 2019
September 3, 2019

September 2019
October 1, 2019
October 1, 2019

October 2019
November 1, 2019
November 1, 2019

November 2019
November 29, 2019
December 2, 2019

December 2019
December 31, 2019
January 2, 2020

New Area on Website for Members in the Gray Area
Posted on November 14, 2018

 Retired and Annuitant Pay is working on increasing communications with members in the gray area. These are members of the reserves who have stopped drilling, but have not started receiving retired pay.

In many cases, this time period can last years, and members can miss important information. If you know any members in the gray area, please let them know that we have started a new website area within the “Retired Military & Annuitants” area on that is designed just for them and we will be adding new content in the coming months. 

Veterans Who Should Be Tested For Hepatitis C
Posted on November 13, 2018

Hepatitis C is a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The most common way to get hepatitis C is by coming into contact with the blood of someone who has it. It’s important for certain people to get tested for the hepatitis C virus.

Vietnam Era Veterans and those born between 1945 and 1965 are at higher risk for hepatitis CTalking to a healthcare provider about testing is highly recommended for anyone at risk.VA has this testing available for at risk Veterans.

Veterans, Your Dreams of Entrepreneurship Can Become Your Reality
Posted on November 9, 2018

At some point, you may entertain the idea of being your own boss. Maybe you already have? Imagine doing work you like to do when, how, and where you want to do it. These are the obvious pros of having your own business.

Say “Shoo” To The Flu With TRICARE
Posted on November 7, 2018

The best way to keep the flu at bay is prevention. Make sure you and your family members use your TRICARE benefit and get a flu shot. You can also adopt good practices to avoid the spread of germs. Flu viruses are serious, contagious viruses that can lead to hospitalization or even death. To combat the flu, take these three actions:

1. Get vaccinated.

Finance 101: Making the most of your VA benefits
Posted on November 5, 2018

As we look towards Veterans Day, it’s an important time to remember how many brave men and women sacrificed so much to serve our country. Your service helped secure the freedoms that we all enjoy every day.

Freedom can mean many things to many people. But a cornerstone of your freedom is your ability to financially support yourself and your family.

Whether you receive disability compensation and pension benefits, VA life insurance, a home loan, or education benefits, these all serve as building blocks of your economic freedom and well-being.

Are You Ready?
Posted on November 2, 2018

We’ve seen plenty of images of natural disasters in the media lately, and you may have even experienced some firsthand yourselves, including Hurricane Michael this week! Commissary operating schedules have been modified in recent weeks due to severe weather, impacting our stores in areas such as Florida, Hawaii, North Carolina and even South Korea… and the hurricane season isn’t over yet! But now is not the time to panic; it’s the time to make sure that you are prepared in case disaster strikes! And it all starts with one simple question you need to ask yourself: Are you ready?

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