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Average 3.8% Military Housing Rate & Allowance Increase for U.S. Service Members
Military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates for 2013 are now available on the TDY Lodging website for government travel.
Military BAH rates throughout 2013 are an increase of 3.8% on average, with a corresponding decrease at roughly one in five locations. The updated 2013 Military BAH Rates are the largest average increase in four years according to defense officials. Despite an overall average increase, approximately one in five locations will see a rate decrease.
The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is based on each service members’ duty location, military pay grade, and their dependency status. BAH is provided to military service members to offset the local housing costs by providing a monthly housing compensation based on the local housing market. When government quarters are not provided to the service member, with command authorization, they may be entitled to draw BAH. Every calendar year military BAH rates are released. Military BAH rates for FY 2012 are expected to be released between December 15th and January 1st, 2012.