DOD Released 2020 Rates for Basic Allowance for Housing, Subsistence
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DOD Released 2020 Rates for Basic Allowance
for Housing, Subsistence, and Basic Pay
The Department of Defense has released the 2020
Rates for Basic Allowance for Housing, Basic
Allowance for Subsistence, and Basic Pay. These
rates will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. Basic
Allowance for Housing rates will increase an
average of 2.8%, Basic Allowance for Subsistence
rates will increase 0.9%, and
Basic Pay will
increase 3.1% over the entire force.

For Basic Allowance for Subsistence, enlisted
members will now receive $372.71 per month (an
increase of $3.32) and officers will receive $256.68
per month (an increase of $2.29).  Specific Basic
Pay rates are expected to be released via
Executive Order shortly.

Balancing the growth in compensation costs, the
2020 Basic Allowance for Housing program
continues the member cost-sharing element
(out-of-pocket expense). An estimated $22 billion
will be paid to approximately one million service
members. Based on the authority provided in the
fiscal 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, the
cost-sharing element was increased to five percent
for 2019. For 2020, a typical member will continue
to absorb five percent of the national average
housing cost by pay grade.

The out-of-pocket amounts incorporated in the
2020 Basic Allowance for Housing rates vary by
grade and dependency status, and range from
$68 to $148 monthly. This rate computation
change balances the growth of certain military pay
and benefits in a fair, responsible and sustainable
way. Even with these nominal changes, the overall
military pay and benefits package remains robust
and healthy.

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