2024 Montana BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Rates

Updated: December 19, 2023
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    Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates in Montana increased for 2024. The national average increased by 5.9%, while Montana duty stations received different rate increases.

    Below are the local BAH rates charts for Military Housing Areas in Montana. The Department of Defense determines BAH rates by location, pay grade (rank) and if a soldier has dependents.

    See 2024 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates here.

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    MALMSTROM SFB/GREAT FALLS, MT BAH Rates

    Military Housing Area: MT175

    Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
    E01 $1,281 $984
    E02 $1,281 $984
    E03 $1,281 $984
    E04 $1,281 $984
    E05 $1,365 $1,113
    E06 $1,677 $1,257
    E07 $1,806 $1,356
    E08 $1,947 $1,461
    E09 $2,103 $1,578
    W01 $1,695 $1,272
    W02 $1,866 $1,428
    W03 $2,040 $1,581
    W04 $2,127 $1,704
    W05 $2,235 $1,839
    O01E $1,830 $1,374
    O02E $2,013 $1,509
    O03E $2,142 $1,668
    O01 $1,410 $1,191
    O02 $1,674 $1,359
    O03 $2,034 $1,584
    O04 $2,268 $1,809
    O05 $2,433 $1,890
    O06 $2,451 $2,019
    O07 $2,466 $2,052

    BAH for MALMSTROM SFB/GREAT FALLS, MT includes the following zip codes: 59401, 59402, 59403, 59404, 59405, 59406, 59412, 59414, 59421, 59443, 59463, 59465, 59472, 59477, 59480, 59483, 59485, 59487

    HELENA, MT BAH Rates

    Military Housing Area: MT347

    Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
    E01 $1,623 $1,350
    E02 $1,623 $1,350
    E03 $1,623 $1,350
    E04 $1,623 $1,350
    E05 $1,731 $1,446
    E06 $2,346 $1,761
    E07 $2,493 $1,869
    E08 $2,649 $1,986
    E09 $2,814 $2,112
    W01 $2,367 $1,776
    W02 $2,559 $1,920
    W03 $2,751 $2,115
    W04 $2,841 $2,379
    W05 $2,952 $2,526
    O01E $2,520 $1,890
    O02E $2,721 $2,040
    O03E $2,856 $2,340
    O01 $1,809 $1,509
    O02 $2,337 $1,872
    O03 $2,745 $2,121
    O04 $2,988 $2,496
    O05 $3,159 $2,586
    O06 $3,183 $2,730
    O07 $3,207 $2,775

    BAH for HELENA, MT includes the following zip codes: 59410, 59601, 59602, 59604, 59620, 59623, 59624, 59625, 59626, 59633, 59635, 59636, 59639, 59640, 59648

    About half the U.S. Counties (about 1,500) have little to no military population. While half the zip codes is significant, less than two percent of service members that are eligible for Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) are within these counties. In order to account for these service members there are approximately 30 separate County Cost Groups (CCGs) assigned, each with similar housing costs. Use the BAH Calculator to enter your zip code to determine your Military Housing Area (MHA) aka County Cost Group. They range from ZZ510 to ZZ890 in increments of 10.

    Military Bases in Montana:

    • Malmstrom AFB, Cascade, MT

    BAH rates listed are for all branches of the military; Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, Space Force and Reserves forces, where applicable. BAH rates in high-cost areas will be much greater than those in low-cost areas.

    Veterans, dependents, National Guard and reserves can use the MHA Calculator to see estimated monthly payments. Active Duty service members should use the BAH Calculator or tables to see estimated payments. Both BAH and MHA benefits are based off the same payment tables but benefit amounts do vary based on different calculations.

    Written by Veteran.com Team