2024 South Carolina BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Rates

Updated: January 26, 2024
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    Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates in South Carolina increased for 2024. The national average increased by 5.9% and South Carolina stations received similar increases.

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

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    MHA: SC258 - Military Housing Area Name: BEAUFORT/PARRIS ISLAND, SC

    GradeWith DependentsWithout Dependents
    E01$1,764$1,416
    E02$1,764$1,416
    E03$1,764$1,416
    E04$1,764$1,416
    E05$1,821$1,602
    E06$2,112$1,707
    E07$2,172$1,761
    E08$2,241$1,884
    E09$2,334$1,965
    W01$2,127$1,755
    W02$2,202$1,881
    W03$2,286$1,974
    W04$2,352$2,124
    W05$2,430$2,187
    O01E$2,187$1,821
    O02E$2,271$1,947
    O03E$2,358$2,106
    O01$1,860$1,704
    O02$2,109$1,803
    O03$2,280$2,004
    O04$2,451$2,172
    O05$2,574$2,208
    O06$2,592$2,271
    O07$2,610$2,298

    About half the U.S. counties (about 1,500) have little to no military population. While half the zip codes is significant, less than 2% of service members who are eligible for basic allowance for housing (BAH) reside in these counties. To account for these service members, approximately 30 separate county cost groups (CCGs) are 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 South Carolina

    • Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina
    • Joint Base Charleston, North Charleston, South Carolina
    • Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Beaufort, SC
    • Marines Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, Port Royal, South Carolina
    • McEntyre Air National Guard Station, Eastover, South Carolina
    • Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, South Carolina
    • U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Columbia Recruiting Battalion, Fort Jackson, South Carolina

    The BAH rates listed are for all U.S. Armed Forces service branches: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, Space Force and Reserves, where applicable. BAH rates in high-cost areas are 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 their estimated payments. Both BAH and MHA benefits are based on the same payment tables, but benefit amounts vary.

    Written by Veteran.com Team