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Tag: BAH

May 19, 2022

Coast Guard Leased Housing Program Update

Contacting the housing office early in the PCS season allows time to request a waiver to leased housing eligibility if circumstances merit an exception. If Coast Guard leased housing is the best solution, the housing office may now contract that housing in advance, up to 60 days, in order to ensure its availability in time for your arrival.

May 13, 2022

Housing and Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Communication

With the ever changing and volatile housing markets throughout the country, it is critical that local commands ensure they are providing inbound members the information needed through the welcome aboard messaging and follow-on discussion with the new command.

Dec. 29, 2021

Military members: Here’s your military compensation for 2022

Changes in basic pay, BAS, BAH, CONUS COLA

Dec. 15, 2021

Basic Allowance for Housing Rates for 2022 Released

The Department of Defense has released the 2022 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates. BAH rates will increase an average of 5.1 percent when the new rates take effect on January 1, 2022. An estimated $25.6 billion will be paid to approximately one million service members. The temporarily increased BAH rates, effective October 1, 2021 for 56 military housing areas across the country, will expire on December 31, 2021 and will be replaced by the 2022 BAH rates.

Feb. 11, 2021

2021 Annual review of critical housing areas

This ALCGPSC announces the Military Housing Areas (MHA) and zip codes meeting the eligibility criteria for designation as a CHA. This ALCGPSC applies to all areas in the continental United States where dependents are authorized to accompany service members.

Dec. 16, 2020

New BAH Rates for 2021

On average, 2021 BAH will increase on average 2.9 percent. Actual BAH increases vary by location.

Dec. 15, 2020

2021 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Rates Published

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

Feb. 27, 2020

Authorized Housing Flexibility Options Increase for Service Members and their Families During PCS Moves

Policy concerning Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and housing assignment flexibility for certain members with dependents undergoing a permanent change of station (PCS) within the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii).

Jan. 9, 2020

Policy Guidance for COLA, TLA, OHA and BAH Moved

JTR Chapters 8-10 (CONUS-COLA, OCONUS-COLA & TLA, BAH & OHA, respectively,) have been transferred to DoD FMR Vol. 7A (Active Duty & Reserve P&A) as Chapters 26 (BAH & OHA), 67 (CONUS-COLA), & 68 (OCONUS-COLA & TLA) effective 26 DEC 2019

June 30, 2019

Reminder: BAH for Single Recruit, OCS, or Academy Graduates In-Transit

A Transit housing allowance (BAH-Transit) is a temporary housing allowance paid while a member is in a travel or leave status between permanent duty stations, provided the member is not assigned Government quarters, including dependents who may be assigned to Government owned or leased family-type quarters. The Transit rate continues during proceed time and authorized delays en route, including TDY en route.

June 26, 2019

Reminder: BAH-Transit to Single Members PCS Transferred from outside the U.S.

The Transit housing allowance (BAH-Transit) is often overlooked by Servicing Personnel Offices resulting in members being underpaid.

April 23, 2019

Critical Housing Area Update: CG Special Missions Training Center (SMTC), Camp Lejeune, NC (Zip Code 28542) Designated

CG Special Missions Training Center (SMTC), Camp Lejeune, NC (Zip Code 28542) as a designated CHA.

March 18, 2019

How Does Divorce Affect Your TRICARE Benefit?

Closing the chapter on a marriage can be a confusing time. If you're going through a divorce, you may be wondering about your TRICARE benefits. Divorce, annulment, or dissolution of a marriage is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). This QLE allows you and family members to make changes to your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select health plan outside of TRICARE Open Season.

Oct. 1, 2018

Housing Flexibility for Certain Members With Dependents Undergoing a Permanent Change OF Station (PCS) Within the United States

Purpose. This ACN implements policy concerning Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and housing assignment flexibility for certain members with dependents undergoing a permanent change of station (PCS) within the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii).