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    Confused Benefits Question.

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    My husband just swore into the Army on Wednesday the 13th and goes to basic on the 20th. We haven't really gotten any real answers about anything we have asked, so I am coming to you guys to ask a few questions. (maybe someone will know)

    1. My 2 month old son and I are currently living with my family (not the most ideal situation at all.) Does anyone know if we could or would start being able to get BAH for us while Hubby is in basic training or do we have to wait until after that?

    2. How soon do I start DEERS for my son and I?

    3. If we were able to get BAH would we have to live in our own place, or would we be able to roomate with my friend (another military wife)

    Thanks!
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    1. My 2 month old son and I are currently living with my family (not the most ideal situation at all.) Does anyone know if we could or would start being able to get BAH for us while Hubby is in basic training or do we have to wait until after that? BAH will be based on the zipcode he enlisted from-
    2. How soon do I start DEERS for my son and I? unfortnately you will not do this- when he goes to boot camp he will take copies of your birth certificates, SS cards and marriage license to get you enrolled. after 3-4 weeks you will get a packet with forms to get your ID card
    3. If we were able to get BAH would we have to live in our own place, or would we be able to roomate with my friend (another military wife) you do not need to be in your own place to receive BAH
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    Thanks, would you happen to know how long it will take to receive BAH?
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    Roughly 2 months. I wouldn't count on it being any sooner. They do back date though


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    Quote Originally Posted by VGBarmy View Post
    Thanks, would you happen to know how long it will take to receive BAH?

    about 4-8 weeks
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    Another question


    If we got an allowance of 1500, and our cost of rent and utilities combined was lets say, 1000 (less than the 1500) what happens to the rest of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VGBarmy View Post
    Another question


    If we got an allowance of 1500, and our cost of rent and utilities combined was lets say, 1000 (less than the 1500) what happens to the rest of it?
    You keep it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by His*PITA* View Post
    You keep it.


    this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by itchywitch View Post
    Roughly 2 months. I wouldn't count on it being any sooner. They do back date though
    Quote Originally Posted by gunsgirl View Post
    about 4-8 weeks
    Not always true..

    Hubs left April 29th for BCT last year, start BCT May 1st. We got the 1st pay May 15th and that included BAH.
    So it can come sooner than 4-8 weeks. It was on the 1st pay for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiskeyGirl View Post
    Not always true..

    Hubs left April 29th for BCT last year, start BCT May 1st. We got the 1st pay May 15th and that included BAH.
    So it can come sooner than 4-8 weeks. It was on the 1st pay for us.


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