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Direct Access Maintenance and Limited Availability Periods Scheduled

Direct Access (DA) will not be available from 5:00 AM (Central Time) on Saturday, October 2, 2021 until 5:00 AM (Central Time), Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Access will be limited to only those users who will be performing tasks associated with security update and data center move.

DA will not be available from 5:00 PM (Central Time) on Friday, October 29, 2021 until 3:00 PM (Central Time), Saturday, October 30, 2021. Access will be limited to only those users who will be performing tasks associated with security update and data center move.

WebNow Upgraded to "Perceptive Experience" - New Link

Effective September 17, 2021, WebNow will be upgraded to "Perceptive Experience". This upgrade only impacts the “view only” or web version – which is currently called WebNow, but is being upgraded to “Perceptive Experience”. New user access requests do not need to be completed. Users who previously logged into the WebNow link will now log into the Perceptive Experience URL using their old WebNow user ID and PW. This upgrade does not impact Perceptive Content, which is used for uploading documents. The SPO Access to the Electronically Im​aged PDR (EI‑PDR) user guide has been updated to reflect the upgrade. The URL for Perceptive Experience is https://imgprd01.direct-access.uscg.mil/experience. They system cannot be accessed outside of the Coast Guard network using the URL. The URL is not needed when accessing Perceptive Experience via Direct-Access.

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2021 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Rates Published

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The Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO) has updated the BAH Calculator with 2021 BAH rates.

The Department of Defense has released the 2021 Basic Allowance for Housing rates. Basic Allowance for Housing rates will increase an average of 2.9 percent when the new rates take effect on January 1, 2021.  An estimated $23 billion will be paid to approximately one million Service members.  

The 2021 Basic Allowance for Housing, as part of a robust military compensation package, continues the member out-of-pocket expense element at five percent of the national average housing cost by pay grade. The out-of-pocket expense amounts incorporated in the 2021 Basic Allowance for Housing rates vary by grade and dependency status and range from $70 to $158 monthly.  Even with the out-of-pocket expense amounts, the overall military pay and benefits package remains competitive and healthy. 

Housing cost data are collected annually for over 300 military housing areas in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.  An important part of the Basic Allowance for Housing process is the cooperation from the services and local military housing offices in the data collection effort.  Input from local commands is used to determine in what neighborhoods data is collected, and to direct the data collection effort towards adequate apartment complexes and individual housing units.

Median current market rent and average utilities (including electricity, heat and water/sewer) comprise the total housing cost for each military housing area and are included in the Basic Allowance for Housing computation.  Total housing costs are developed for six housing profiles (based on dwelling type and number of bedrooms) in each military housing area.  Basic Allowance for Housing rates are then calculated for each pay grade, both with and without dependents.

An integral part of the Basic Allowance for Housing program is the provision of individual rate protection to all members.  No matter what happens to measured housing costs – including the out-of-pocket adjustment, an individual member who maintains uninterrupted Basic Allowance for Housing eligibility in a given location will not see his/her Basic Allowance for Housing rate decrease.  This ensures that members who have made long-term commitments in the form of a lease or contract are not penalized if the area's housing costs decrease. 

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