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2012 Military BAH Rates

Enlisted Members Without Dependents

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The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S. based allowance prescribed by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. It provides uniformed Service members equitable housing compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets within the United States when government quarters are not provided. A uniformed service member stationed outside the U.S., including U.S. territories and possessions, not furnished government housing, is eligible for Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA).

Note: BAH amounts are determined by location, rank, and whether or not the member has dependents.

Between ranks, amounts differ because the higher the rank, the better the housing a member is authorized. Here are the charts that show what type of dwellings are used to determine BAH amounts for each rank.

There are specific rules which determine whether the military member is paid the housing rate for the location of his/her assignment, or the location of his/her dependents. This chart displays those basic rules.

BAH is an allowance, and is therefore not subject to income taxes.

2012 BAH Chart for Enlisted Military Members without Dependents:

Alaska

Alabama

Arkansas

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

District of Columbia (Washington DC)

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Iowa

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Massachusetts

Maryland

Maine

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Mississippi

Montana

North Carolina

North Dakota

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

Nevada

New York

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Vermont

Washington

Wisconsin

West Virginia

Wyoming

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