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2009 Non-Locality Basic Allowance for Housing (Reserve Component/Transient)

Basic Allowance for Housing Reserve Component/Transient (BAH for RC/Transient) is the housing allowance for members in particular circumstances, for example, reservists on active duty less than 30 days. It does not vary by geographic location. BAH RC/Transient is set based on the national average for housing. BAH is published annually and is determined by increasing the previous year's table by the percentage growth of housing costs. 2009 BAH... more


2014 Non-Locality BAH Payment Rates

Servicemembers who live in government housing and pay child support are eligible for BAH differential (table below). Servicemembers who pay child support and live on the local economy receive the "with dependent" BAH rate for their locality.  The following table reflect the increased 2014 BAH (Non-Locality) Tables for Partial, Reserve Component and Transient, and Differential rates: Grade ... more

Frequently Asked Questions about CONUS COLA

The following answers to COLA Frequently Asked Questions are provided by the Department of Defense's Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Committee. 1. What is the intent of CONUS COLA? ANSWER: As a requirement of their Service, members of the Uniformed Services move about the country. During their careers, members are likely to be assigned to a variety of low, moderate, and high-cost locations. Private sector pay scales tend to reflect loca... more

Dislocation Allowance

The purpose of Dislocation Allowance (DLA) is to partially reimburse a servicemember, with or without dependents, for the expenses incurred in relocating the member's household on a PCS, housing moves ordered for the Government's convenience, or incident to an evacuation. This allowance is in addition to all other allowances authorized in this Volume and may be paid in advance and starts at approximately $850 for an E-1 without dependents and ... more

Clothing Allowances

To help pay for a member's uniform and other clothing costs, you may be given a clothing allowance (if appropriate clothing is not furnished). It is Department of Defense policy that the quantities and kinds of items of individual clothing to be furnished shall be prescribed by the respective Service Secretary or the Commandant of the Marine Corps under the parameters set by the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management Policy). The fol... more

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