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    df and i were planning on collecting BAH and living off base when we get married this winter. then my dad told me that one of his friends who is a retired veteran said that they wont give us BAH to live off base unless there is no available on base housing, and that if there is no available housing they'll only give us BAH until housing becomes available at which point they will move us on base. is this true? i really hope not.

    we will most likely be in GA at either Ft benning or Hunter army air field in savannah, just in case that makes a difference.
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    that is not true, its a choice to live in housing or not.


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    You get BAH whether you live on or off base.
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    It depends on the base. There are some bases here in Germany that are like that. But I think most in the states you're able to choose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKOSWIFEY View Post
    You get BAH whether you live on or off base.
    I have to say that's true... we get $0.30 a month and we live on base... LMAO! I don't understand it, too!
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    They give you BAH for living off base, but they take that away if your living on base. I know the places we have been stationed you have the choice to live on or off base. they cant force you to live on base, especially if there is no housing available. We have never lived on base just because if they pay me say 850 for BAH and my rent is only 700, now you have an extra 150 for whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webs_wife View Post
    They give you BAH for living off base, but they take that away if your living on base. I know the places we have been stationed you have the choice to live on or off base. they cant force you to live on base, especially if there is no housing available. We have never lived on base just because if they pay me say 850 for BAH and my rent is only 700, now you have an extra 150 for whatever.
    actually they can force you to live on base.
    if you son't/can't pay your rent or other bills and the command has to be involved they sure can make you move on base.


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    Quote Originally Posted by armygirl8714 View Post
    df and i were planning on collecting BAH and living off base when we get married this winter. then my dad told me that one of his friends who is a retired veteran said that they wont give us BAH to live off base unless there is no available on base housing, and that if there is no available housing they'll only give us BAH until housing becomes available at which point they will move us on base. is this true? i really hope not.

    we will most likely be in GA at either Ft benning or Hunter army air field in savannah, just in case that makes a difference.
    How long ago retired?? He may not know things have changed...
    Most bases in the states will allow you to live off base by choice.
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    ok thanks ladies! as long as they cant do it for no reason! i can understand them getting involved if we cant pay our bills but hopefully we should be ok in that department.
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    there are some places that have "manditory" housing, but more and more those are going away, in most cases it is your choice.
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