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2015 BAS (Basic Allowance for Subsistence) Rates

Updated: December 24, 2022

The 2015 BAS (Basic Allowance for Subsistence) rate is 2.9% which is .5% lower than originally projected. BAS is calculated based on the average price of food as measured by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cost of Food at Home Index.  From the beginning of October 2013 through the end of September 2014, the index rose by […]

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2015 BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Rates

Updated: March 17, 2021

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates received a 0.5% increase for 2015, equating to an average increase of $17 per month. 2015’s increase is substantially smaller than 2014’s 5% increase. However, 0.5% is still a win, as the original proposal was to reduce BAH by 5% on average across all duty stations. Year Proposed Increase/Decrease […]

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2014 BAS (Basic Allowance for Subsistence) Rates

Updated: December 24, 2022

The 2014 BAS (Basic Allowance for Subsistence) rate is 1.48% which this years comes below the originally proposed amount of 3.4%.   In 2013 the BAS rate increase was 1.09% and in 2012 the BAS rate was 7.02%.  President Obama signed the Defense Bill on Dec. 26th, 2013.    Excerpt from the 2014 Fiscal Year 2014 […]

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2014 BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Rates

Updated: March 17, 2021

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, active duty service members will see an average Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rate increase of 5.0% or around $75 to $80 on average. The increase marks the largest in 5 years and lands 1.2% higher than 2013’s 3.8% increase. Despite the looming concerns that the Pentagon has BAH rates within […]

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2013 BAS (Basic Allowance for Subsistence)

Updated: December 24, 2022

2013 BAS Rates have been announced.   Effective Jan. 1, 2013 service members will receive $352.27 a month, up from $348.44 per month this year. Officers will receive $242.60 a month, up from $239.96 in 2012.  The 2013 proposed BAS (Basic Allowance for Subsistence) was 3.4% and this increase reflects a 1.09% increase.  The proposed BAS […]

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2013 BAH Rates

2013 BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Rates

Updated: March 17, 2021

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, active duty service members will see an average Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rate increase of 3.8%. The 2013 proposed increase was 4.2%, which is slightly lower than anticipated but compared to 2012, where it was 2%, it’s a significant bump.  The largest increases were in the following Military Housing Areas […]

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2012 BAH Rates

2012 BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Rates

Updated: March 17, 2021

2012 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates increased by 2%, down from the originally proposed 4.2% increase. Pay grade, zip code and dependency status all impact BAH. Rates typically get released between Dec. 15 and Jan. 1 each year.  Use this BAH calculator to calculate your BAH rate, or keep reading to learn more about […]

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