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Military Allowances

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    Basic Allowance for Housing Rates
    Each year the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is updated to meet current housing costs in military housing areas (MHAs).
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    Basic Allowance for Subsistence
    BAS is a continuation of the military tradition of providing room and board (or rations) as part of a servicemember's pay.
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    2016 Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA)
    The 2016 Military COLA Rates are now available! Rates have changed for nearly every military housing area.
  • Crowds watch a remembrance day ceremony at the ceramic poppy art installation by artist Paul Cummins entitled 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' in the dry moat of the Tower of London in London, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
    Overseas Housing Allowances
    Overseas Housing Allowance is available for military members and their families who are serving on PCS orders overseas
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    Clothing Allowances
    To help pay for a uniform and other clothing costs, service members may be given a clothing allowance.
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    Family Separation Allowance
    A servicemember with dependents who serves an unaccompanied tour of duty may be entitled to a family separation allowance
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