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MILITARY BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR HOUSING (BAH) 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 with permanent duty within the 50 United States accurate and equitable housing compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets, and is payable when government quarters are not provided. A uniformed service member stationed overseas, including U.S. protectorates, who is not furnished government housing, is eligible for Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA).

WHO IS ELIGABLE FOR BAH:
A member assigned to permanent duty within the 50 United States, who is not furnished government housing, is eligible for a Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), based on the member's dependency status at the permanent duty station ZIP Code. A member stationed overseas (except in Hawai’i and Alaska), including U.S. territories and possessions, who is not furnished government housing, is eligible for an Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) based on the member's dependency status. If a member (except for a member paying child support) is serving an UNACCOMPANIED overseas tour, the member is eligible for BAH at the ‘with-dependent’ rate, based on the dependent's U.S. residence ZIP Code, plus FSH at the OCONUS PDS, if the member is not furnished government housing overseas.

TYPES OF BAH

BAH With Dependents and BAH Without Dependents
A member with permanent duty within the 50 United States, who is not furnished government housing, is eligible for Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), based on the member's dependency status at the permanent duty ZIP Code. A member stationed overseas, including U.S. protectorates, who is not furnished government housing, is eligible for Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) based on the member's dependency status. If a member is serving an UNACCOMPANIED overseas tour, the member is eligible for BAH at the "with dependents" rate, based on the dependent's US residence ZIP Code, plus OHA at the "without dependents" rate, if the member is not furnished government housing overseas.

Partial BAH
A member without dependents who is living in government quarters is entitled to a Partial BAH.

BAH II (Reserve Component/Transit)
BAH-II (RC/T) is the housing allowance for members in particular circumstances, for example, reservists on active duty less than 30 days. It also applies when a member is in transit from selected areas where no prior BAH rate existed. It does not vary by geographic location. BAH-II (RC/T) was set based on the old Basic Allowance for Quarters (BAQ), which was based on the national average for housing. BAH-II is published annually and is determined by increasing the previous year's table by the percentage growth of housing costs.

BAH-Diff
BAH-DIFF is the housing allowance amount for a member who is assigned to single-type quarters and who is authorized a basic allowance for housing solely by reason of the member's payment of child support. A member is not entitled to BAH-DIFF if the monthly rate of that child support is less than the BAH-DIFF. BAH-DIFF is determined by the SECDEF and was equal to the difference between BAH-II with dependents and BAH-II without dependents in 1997 for the member's grade. BAH-Diff is published annually and is determined by increasing the previous year's table by the percentage growth of the military pay raise. For more information contact your finance office or consult Section 260416, Chapter 26 FMR.

2010 BAH RATES

Calculate your BAH with or without dependants rate based on your duty zip code (opens in new window)

2010 Non-Locality BAH Rates

Effective 1 January 2010

BAH RC/T
PAY GRADE
PARTIAL*
WITHOUT DEPENDANTS
WITH DEPENDANTS
BAH - DIFF

O-10

50.70$

1,413.90

1,739.10

315.30

O-9

50.70$

1,413.90

1,739.10

315.30

O-8

50.70$

1,413.90

1,739.10

315.30

O-7

50.70$

1,413.90

1,739.10

315.30

O-6

39.60$

1,296.30

1,565.70

261.30

O-5

33.00$

1,248.60

1,509.30

252.00

O-4

26.70$

1,156.80

1,330.20

167.70

O-3

22.20$

927.60

1,101.00

167.40

O-2

17.70$

735.00

939.00

197.70

O-1

13.20$

630.60

840.90

213.90

O3E

22.20$

1,001.10

1,182.90

175.80

O2E

17.70$

851.10

1,067.40

210.30

O1E

13.20$

740.10

986.70

246.60

W-5

25.20$

1,175.40

1,284.60

104.70

W-4

25.20$

1,043.70

1,177.50

129.00

W-3

20.70$

877.50

1,079.40

195.00

W-2

15.90$

778.50

991.80

206.10

W-1

13.80$

652.80

858.30

199.50

E-9

18.60$

857.10

1,129.80

263.70

E-8

15.30$

786.90

1,042.50

246.90

E-7

12.00$

725.70

967.50

285.90

E-6

9.90$

670.50

894.00

276.00

E-5

8.70$

603.00

804.00

234.90

E-4

8.10$

524.40

699.00

203.40

E-3

7.80$

487.80

650.10

166.20

E-2

7.20$

464.70

619.50

222.60

E-1 >4

6.90$

464.70

619.50

263.70

E-1 <4

6.90$

464.70

619.50

263.70

* 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.


 


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