Wondering what the 2020 military pay dates are? Not sure where to get your hands on your LES? We’ve got you covered.
Service members usually receive their pay on the 1st and 15th of each month, but in the event that pay day falls on a weekend or holiday, the payments will go through on the last workday prior to the break.
Some service members, however, may have opted in to a single payment per month pay schedule. Service members that only receive one payment per month will receive their pay on the 15th of each month, or on the immediately preceding workday if that pay date falls on a weekend or holiday.
Military payments will include basic pay and any applicable entitlements for each service member. These entitlements may include Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), Basic Allowance for Sustenance (BAS), and any other specific entitlements related to orders being executed.
The 2020 military pay dates are as follows:
|Month||Mid-Month Pay||End-of-Month Pay|
|January 2020||Jan. 15||Jan. 31|
|February 2020||Feb. 14||Feb. 28|
|March 2020||Mar. 13||Mar. 31|
|April 2020||Apr. 15||May 1|
|May 2020||May 15||May 29|
|June 2020||June 15||July 1|
|July 2020||July 15||July. 31|
|August 2020||Aug. 14||Aug. 31|
|September 2020||Sept. 15||Oct. 1|
|October 2020||Oct. 15||Oct. 30|
|November 2020||Nov. 13||Nov. 30|
|December 2020||Dec. 15||Dec. 31|
Although these are the dates payments are dispersed, these aren’t necessarily the dates the money will appear in your bank account. Different banks process incoming payments at different rates, but you will often see deposits process quicker when using military-friendly banks like USAA and Navy Federal.
Leave and Earnings Statements
A Leave and Earnings Statement, or LES, is a document that’s generated on a monthly basis to keep service members apprised of their pay and leave status. The LES includes pay and leave accrued during that month’s cycle, as well as any pertinent deductions. Service members and their families can use their LES to keep track of their finances throughout the year.
You can access your LES online through MyPay.
New LES’s post later in the month, and reflect pay and deductions from the previous month. LES publication dates for 2020 are as follows:
|January 2020||Jan. 24|
|February 2020||Feb. 21|
|March 2020||Mar. 24|
|April 2020||Apr. 24|
|May 2020||May 22|
|June 2020||June 24|
|July 2020||July 24|
|August 2020||Aug. 24|
|September 2020||Sept. 24|
|October 2020||Oct. 23|
|November 2020||Nov. 23|
|December 2020||Dec. 24|
Feature image courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos, U.S. Air Force