Here is the DFAS 2021 Reserve payday calendar, including days for mid-month and end-of-month Leave and Earning Statements (LES).
Reserve pay is two times a month. The 15th is the mid-month pay and includes pay due from the 1st through the 15th of the month. The 1st of the following month is the end of month pay and includes pay due from the 16th through the last day of the previous month.
2021 Reserve Military Pay Dates
|Pay Period||Mid-month Pay Day||LES Available||End-of-Month Pay Day||LES Available|
|January||January 15||January 8||February 1||January 25|
|February||February 15||February 8||March 1||February 22|
|March||March 15||March 8||April 1||March 25|
|April||April 15||April 8||April 30||April 23|
|May||May 14||May 7||June 1||May 25|
|June||June 15||June 8||July 1||June 24|
|July||July 15||July 8||July 30||July 23|
|August||August 13||August 6||September 1||August 25|
|September||September 15||September 8||October 1||September 24|
|October||October 15||October 8||November 1||October 25|
|November||November 15||November 8||December 1||November 22|
|December||December 15||December 8||December 31||December 18|
About Drill Pay
- Drill Pay is based on two weeks of training each year and one weekend each month.
- A drill period is defined as four (4) hours.
- Drill Pay depends on the Soldier’s length of service and rank.
About the Reserves
The Reserve is open to current military personnel who are transitioning from active duty, former members of any branch of the U.S. military, as well as candidates with no prior military experience. Reserve duty is also a viable path to the many benefits of retiring from the military. To retire, you’ll need to complete at least 20 years of active-duty and reserve years.
Reserve Eligibility Age Requirements
- Army Reserve: 17-35
- Marine Corps Reserve: 17-29
- Navy Reserve: 17-39
- Air Force Reserve: 17-38
- Coast Guard Reserve: 17-30
What is the MyPay System?
The Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) MyPay system is an automated system that allows service members to access pay and tax statements, and travel advice updates. Discretionary pay data can also be updated without using paper forms. Updates that can be made include:
- View, print, and save Leave and Earnings Statements (LES)
- View and print tax statements e.g. W2 Wage, SLRP wage statements
- Manage the delivery method for all your statements
- Change federal and state tax withholdings
- Update bank account and electronic fund/deposit transfer information
- Make address changes
- Stop or start hard copies of your LES or W2
- View and print travel vouchers
- Control Thrift Savings Plan enrollment
- Change or cancel contribution percentage for TSP
DFAS Phone Number: 888-332-7411, option 5 for MyPay
DFAS MyPay Login Page: https://mypay.dfas.mil
Strong encryption and secure sockets layer technologies combined with user-unique access make MyPay safe to use and protect personal information from unauthorized access.
Can I Receive Both VA Disability Compensation and Drill Pay?
Unfortunately, you must choose between receiving VA Disability Compensation and Drill Pay. However, you only waive your VA Disability Compensation for the number of days you will be receiving Drill Pay. The typical number of days per year individuals receive Drill Pay is 63 days. Thus, you will only have to waive your VA Disability Compensation for 63 days per year. Pay grade and VA disability rates are considerations plus drill pay is taxable and VA compensation is NOT subject to taxes.