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Geographic rate protection prevents BAH rates from dropping in areas where housing costs may decline. With BAH individual rate protection, a service member who arrives at a duty station and begins receiving BAH will continue at that year's rate, even if housing costs decline later that year for that area.
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2011 BAH Rates - Basic Allowance for Housing


Housing can be a challenging aspect of military life; PCS orders and frequent moves can add stress to a military move. BAH was designed to ensure that adequate and affordable housing is always available for soldiers and military families. 2011 Basic Allowance for Housing rates took effect January 1, 2011, with a provision ensuring against rate decreases for service members already stationed at a location. For 2011, service members will receive an average 1.1 percent increase in BAH.

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Different Types of BAH Explained

Non-locality BAH, or BAH II (RC/T), is one of several types of Basic Housing Allowance. Each created to satisfy a specific housing need for military members in varying situations. Generally, BAH depends on location, pay grade, and dependents. Usually you receive BAH for where you are assigned, not for where you live.

Non-locality BAH for Reserve Component/Transient (RC/Transient)

Pay Grade
No Dependent
With Dependent

* Payment of the partial BAH RC/Transit rate to members of the uniformed services without dependents who, under Title 37 U.S.C. 403(b) or (c) are not entitled to the full rate of BAH RC/Transit, are authorized by Title 37 U.S.C. 1009(c)(2) and Part IV of the Executive Order 11157, as amended. BAH RC/Transit rates are adjusted by the average change in housing costs; BAH Diff rates increase by the increase in the basic pay raise.

Basic Allowance for Housing Archive

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