Department of Defense

Stop MIL to MIL BAH for both members

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Military members that are married to other military members are essentially being paid twice to cover their housing cost. If the members live together they should only get one BAH rate for the household. Eliminating the second members BAH and giving dependant rate for the family will be adequate to cover housing cost AND save the government a bunch of money. Sadly, members today take advantage of this program and get married simpy to collect the dual BAH. They do so to pocket the money, not because they wish to be with each other due to love. Yes it is illegal to do this, but in spite of that fact it is still being done quite often and costing American tax dollars.

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Idea No. 4476