Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Request

MEMORANDUM FOR Finance Office, United States Army Garrison Bavaria, Tower Barracks, Grafenwoehr, Germany, APO, AE 09114

SUBJECT: Receipt of Basic Housing Allowance (BAH) for SPC Thompson, Kenneth

  1. I am writing this memorandum to address the issue of SPC Kenneth Thompson’s non-receipt of the Basic Housing Allowance (BAH) and to provide assistance in resolving the matter.
  2. SPC Thompson is currently married and has two dependents. His wife and child are currently residing in New York while he is stationed in Grafenwoehr and residing in the barracks since family quarters are not available for him. Consequently, it is appropriate for SPC Thompson to receive BAH based on the zip code where his family resides.
  3. According to the regulations outlined in the Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation (FMR), Volume 7a, Chapter 26, a Service Member with dependents is entitled to receive BAH at the with-dependent rate when the dependent(s) are unable to accompany the Service Member to the primary duty station (PDS), thus making it impossible to assign family quarters. This circumstance should not hinder the Service Member from receiving BAH or OHA for their dependent(s).
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