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 servicemembers accurate and equitable housing compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets, and is payable when government quarters are not provided. Each year the BAH t... more

Average 2014 Housing Allowance Will Rise 5 Percent


The Defense Department on Tuesday said housing benefits will increase by an average of 5 percent next year. The Pentagon said the 2014 Basic Allowance for Housing, or BAH, rates will take effect Jan. 1 and remain in place for the rest of the year regardless of the debate in Washington, D.C., over the federal budget and calls to curb military... more

Military Budget Includes 6% BAH Cut, 1% Pay Raise

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For the latest updates to the BAH rates mentioned in this article, visit the BAH section. You can also get the latest military pay charts at the Military Pay Charts page. U.S. service members would receive a 1 percent pay raise and eventually lose an average of 6 percent in housing allowances under the Defense Department’s propos... more

Military Pay Overview

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Currently, 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. In general annual military pay raises are linked to the increase in civilian wages. Howev... more

Congress Agrees to Troop Pay, BAH Cuts in Budget Compromise

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Service members next year will be paying more for prescriptions bought off base, getting less of a housing subsidy and a picking up a smaller pay raise under an agreement reached between Senate and House lawmakers. The deal between the Senate and House armed services committees on the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act is bound to draw ... more

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