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EXOP - Office of Management and Budget

Stop Double Dipping BAH Pay

Quote: "Beginning in January 2005, Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates are designed to cover 100 percent of the average rental costs for the type of dwelling authorized for the specific paygrade (rank). "


Married active duty military members are receiving near "double" BAH pay. for example a married 0-3 working in Washington D.C., makes $2538.00 with dependants. Two married 0-3's at the same location will make $4625.00. If the BAH framework is to cover 100% of housing costs for the individual, then why do two married military members get to both collect? One with dependants, one without.


This idea will not be embraced by senior officers as many of these senior members are actually collecting two seperate levels of BAH. Eliminating the double dipping would free up major $$$$!!!



Idea No. 196