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.
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.
The following table reflect the increased 2015 BAH (Non-Locality) Tables for Partial, Reserve Component and Transient, and Differential rates:
Reserve Component and Transient BAH
* Payment of the partial BAH RC/Transit rate to members of the uniformed services without dependents who, under Title 37 U.S.C. 403(b) or (c) are not entitled to the full rate of BAH RC/Transit, are authorized by Title 37 U.S.C. 1009(c)(2) and Part IV of the Executive Order 11157, as amended. BAH RC/Transit rates increase by the average increase in housing costs; BAH Diff rates increase by the increase in the basic pay raise.
For more information contact your Military Branch's finance office.
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