Service members in Germany who reside off-post in privately leased or rental housing have the opportunity to influence their rent and utility fees by taking the annual overseas housing survey. The survey is instrumental in ensuring accurate housing allowance rates for military families living off post. service members taking the survey will be asked to enter in their previous monthly utility expenses. The Defense Travel Management Office began its month long Overseas Housing Allowance Utility survey March 1. An exemption from this survey includes homeowners or those sharing rent with another service member. Spouses are authorized to take the survey if the service member is deployed or unavailable. A link to the survey will be active 1-31 March and can be found on the Defense Travel Management Office website.
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