HOW IS BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR HOUSING (BAH) CALCULATED?
BAH is a benefit provided to Service Members by Department of Defense. This additional income; which is paid to Service Members residing in the United States, allows them to obtain housing in line with civilians in the same area.
Department of Defense provides a calculator which Service Members can access to aquire the new rate for their duty station. The rates are based on Service Member's pay grade, zip code and whether they have dependents.
2016 BAH rates increased on average overall 3.4% according to Department of Defense.
How are BAH rates calculated? Rates are based on the "median" local rental costs for housing, including insurance and utilities (gas/electric, heat, water and sewer.)
**BAH rates are NOT based on the cost to "purchase" a home.
Service Members have housing options.....
Do you have questions regarding BAH? For frequently asked questions click here: http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/faqbah.cfm
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