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
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.
Tom Philpott’s “Military Update” (12-21-12) on the new
for more information on BAH rates in a particular area.