2015 BAH Rates-Enlisted (with Dependents)

BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR HOUSING RATES (Local MHA Rates)

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BAH rates are part of the Defense Budget which typically gets signed into law at the end of December and was signed into law on December 19th, 2014. 

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) provides uniformed service members with permanent duty within the United States housing compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets. BAH is based on geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status.

It is payable when government quarters are not provided.

The 2015 BAH rate will increase on average $17 per month or 0.5 percent.  There is a .5% increase despite removal of these two factors from the BAH rate computation for 2015.

1% Removed from BAH – The Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act reduced housing rates on average one percent for service members

Renter’s Insurance – Contributed an average of one percent to rates, was eliminated

The Pentagon will maintain individual rate protection for service members so no one will see a reduction in BAH.  Service members have individual rate protection against any decrease and only newly reporting members to a location would receive the lower BAH rate or upon a PCS move to a new stateside location.

The defense bill originally included a 5% reduction that had service members paying 5% out-of-pocket costs and the loss of renters insurance (1%) factored into BAH.

Veterans are exempt from the BAH reduction and thus Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients will not see monthly stipends reduced.

The BAH rate increases are for all branches of the military, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, and Reserves forces where applicable.

 

2015 BAH Rates

BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR HOUSING RATES (Local MHA Rates)

Enlisted (with Dependents)

 

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