2023 South Carolina BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) RatesUpdated: June 26, 2023
Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates in South Carolina increased substantially in 2023. The national average increased by 12.11%, while South Carolina duty stations received a massive 22.39% increase on average.
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.
See the latest update on the 2023 Basic Allowance for Housing rates.
MHA: SC258 - Military Housing Area Name: BEAUFORT/PARRIS ISLAND, SC
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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.