Users' questions

Do you get more BAH with dependents?

Do you get more BAH with dependents?

Service members who are married or have children receive a “with dependents” rate for BAH instead of the “without dependents” rate. So, in this case, having an extra child would get you a little extra cash.

How Does BAH work with dependents?

If a member with dependents (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 provided government housing overseas.

Can an E5 get BAH?

– The effective date for the BAH without dependent for members in pay grades E6 and below (ashore) and members in pay grades E5 and E4 over 4 years (afloat) is the date of approval to draw BAH from BEQ Manager or the Commanding Officer whichever is later.

What is Bah pay military?

The intent of BAH is to provide uniformed service members housing compensation based on housing costs based on the local market. BAH is only payable when government quarters are not provided. For your personalized pay and allowance computation check out our Military Pay Calculator.

Do reservists get Bah?

Reservists qualify for full BAH when mobilized for more than 30 days. In addition, reservists mobilized for 30 days or fewer specifically in support of a contingency operation also get full BAH. They receive 1/30th of their normal full BAH rate for each day on active duty.

What is Bah military pay?

BAH stands for Basic Allowance for Housing. It is a payment made to Military members in order to pay for their housing and utilities. It was previously known as BAQ – Basic Allowance for Quarters.

Does the military pay more for dependents?

The military does not pay people more money because they have dependents. There is no increase in pay for getting married, or for having children. Base pay is base pay, period.