How Does BAH work in the Navy?

BAH is an allowance to offset the cost of housing when you do not receive government-provided housing. Your BAH depends upon your location, pay grade and whether you have dependents. BAH rates are set by surveying the cost of rental properties in each geographic location.

What is BAH supposed to cover?

What BAH Is Designed To Cover. BAH is designed to cover a portion of the housing costs, including both rent and utilities in the area. It does not consider mortgage. It is based upon a table of how much housing is required by a typical service member of a particular paygrade.

How Long Does BAH take to kick in Navy?

Members of the military are paid the 1st and the 15th of every month. HOWEVER, there will often be some lag at the start of BMT. So it may take a few weeks before you see your trainee’s first paycheck deposited.

How do you qualify for Navy BAH?

Who is eligible for BAH? A member assigned to permanent duty within the 50 United States, who is not furnished government housing, is eligible for a Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), based on the member’s rank, dependency status, and permanent duty station ZIP Code.

Is BAH monthly or biweekly?

BAH is non taxable money paid on a monthly basis. There are 3 factors for determining the amount of BAH: Marital status – In Britain, this allowance used to be called “marriage allowance” in the 1930s.

Is BAH supposed to cover 100%?

Is BAH meant to cover everything? The short answer is no. BAH should cover about 95% of a service member’s housing expenses (to include rent and utilities), with about 5% being an incorporated out-of-pocket expense.

Do you get back pay for BAH?

Once the pay transaction is received, and all supporting documents are loaded into iPERMS, soldiers will once again receive BAH at the ‘with-dependent’ rate. They will also receive any back-pay they lost.

Does BAH start on marriage date?

If you get married before joining the military, this tax-free housing allowance begins on the very first day of active duty (the first day of basic training). If one waits until after joining the military to get married, the housing allowance becomes effective on the date of the marriage.

Does BAH increase with rank?

BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR HOUSING As with most other forms of military pay, BAH, which is not taxable, increases with rank and varies according to location and whether a person has dependents.

Can military personnel receive BAH based on location?

Military personnel may be authorized to receive payment of BAH based on dependents’ location or previous permanent duty station rather than the member’s current permanent duty station.

When Am I authorized to use the BAH rate?

If your former spouse has custody and you are paying adequate child support (at least in an amount of your BAH-DIFF rate) you are authorized BAH at the with-dependent rate if not in Gov’t quarters or BAH-DIFF if assigned single-type Gov’t quarters. 36.

Can I Keep my bah at the new PDS?

Yes, Under certain circumstances, an Armed Forces member may be authorized to retain BAH at the old PDS after departing, the new PDS before departing the old PDS, or other locations where dependents reside at the beginning of a covered relocation period. For details, see JTR, par.

Who is eligible for Bah if serving an unaccompanied overseas tour?

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 Gov’t housing overseas.