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    Question About Dependents

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    Just trying to get this cleared up because I've heard so many things. When our baby gets here and we get him registered in DEERS, does DH get extra money each month or not? My cousin makes it sound like she and her husband don't get any extra for their baby, but some of the wives in the FRG make it sound like one of the families is banking since they have 5 kids now. While extra money is always nice, I'm not expecting anything, so I hope it doesn't come off as me sounding like we're entitled to anything extra just because we're fertile people lol.



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    from what I remember DH saying you get the same about for 2 dep as you do 1 dep and the same for 4 dep as you do 3, so if this is your first baby, then no you wont get extra, but if you have another then you will. Does that make sense?


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    you dont get extra money, no matter how many kids you have. the only reason you'd get extra money is if he had no dependents- his BAH would change.





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    The only situations where the military will pay you more per dependent is with COLA and your moving allowances.

    Maybe they're referring to "making bank" with child tax credits?
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    You don't get extra money.. period. We have 2 kids and don't get anymore than someone with no kids.
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    Ok it was probably cause we were getting COLA


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    Thanks ladies!



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    Yeah, defintely no extra for additonal family memebrs. We get OCOLA, too and that is based on the number of dependents, rank and years of service.
    BAH is based on rank and local. There is the w/dependent amount and wo/dependent amount. Since you are his dependent he is already getting the max BAH for his rank and loaction with dependents.

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