Basic Allowance for Housing

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Basic Allowance for Housing Rates

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The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is based on geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. The intent of BAH is to provide uniformed service members accurate and equitable housing compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets, and is payable when government quarters are not provided. Now available: The... more

Food Stamp Formula Shouldn't Factor in Housing Allowances: Advocates

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Many struggling military families can't access federal food assistance due to the way their income is calculated on the assistance application, anti-hunger advocates testified Tuesday at a hearing on Capitol Hill. Military families who qualify for assistance through the Women and Infant Children, or WIC, program apply using the income on whi... more

Military Salary - Pay Overview

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The military compensation system has over 70 separate types of pay and allowances -- that's a lot to keep track of. Fortunately everything you need to know from Basic Pay, to special pay and allowances (even retired pay) can be found right here. Now available: The Military Pay App. Military.com has launched a new app that allows you instantaneo... more

DoD Releases BAH Rates

The Department of Defense has released the 2016 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates. Basic Allowance for Housing rates will increase an average of 3.4 percent when the new rates take effect Jan. 1. On average, Basic Allowance for Housing rates will increase approximately $54 per month. An integral part of the Basic Allowance for Housing prog... more

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

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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 det... more

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