BAH Rates for 2013

The Department of Defense (DoD) released the 2013 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates, which take effect January 1, 2013.  Overall rates will increase an average of 3.8 percent this year.

For service members with dependents, the average increase in BAH is approximately $60 per month. 

In areas where rates will decrease, reductions will only apply to members newly reporting to those locations.  Individual rate protections will apply for those already assigned to a given location, ensuring they won’t see their BAH rate decrease.

Read Tom Philpott’s “Military Update” (12-21-12) on the new BAH rates.

Click here for more information on BAH rates in a particular area.