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    Receiving Your Payments

    Your military retired pay will arrive on the first business day of the month following your retirement date. For example, if you retire on Oct. 1 you will receive pay for October on Nov. 1.

    The safest and most efficient way to receive your pay is through direct deposit or international direct deposit.

    Direct Deposit

    Direct deposit is the most efficient, timely and secure way to receive your pay. By enrolling, you can eliminate the possibility of a lost or stolen check, reduce the opportunity for identity theft and speed up the process of making your funds available to you. When you apply for retirement, you can set up your direct deposit by providing your bank information on your DD 2656 form. 

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    International Direct Deposit

    International Direct Deposit (IDD) is available to U.S. military retirees living in eligible locations overseas. IDD electronically deposits funds on the first business day of the month.

    Enroll in International Direct Deposit

    Updated December 4, 2013