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    What are the extras a person gets while stationed in Korea without their dependents? And what are the approx amounts?

    I know there is family sep for 250 a month. I don't know if they still do cola or BAS. And I know BAH will be for wherever we live which will most likely be his follow on so I can get the hell out of this state.

    Dh heads there towards the end of year so I am gearing up to get moved hopefully.
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    I'm so glad things have changed, because when dh was in Korea in 93/94, we got $80 separation pay and they took the BAS, so it actually cost us quite a bit of money when he was gone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UtaCO View Post
    I'm so glad things have changed, because when dh was in Korea in 93/94, we got $80 separation pay and they took the BAS, so it actually cost us quite a bit of money when he was gone!
    Yeah, they still take the BAS at least for Osan (not where he is going). I am hoping still Cola at a min but not sure what that amount will be. Or if they even do Cola still.
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    DH is at Kunsan and he receives of course the $250 separation pay. He also receives $50 a month for Hardship Duty Pay. COLA has varied every month; last month it was around $125. If they are E-1 thru E-6 they will still get BAS but the meal card will be deducted. E-7 and above and officers get BAS and no meal card.
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    Bas with meal card deducted? So that leaves basically nothing right? And DH never uses the meal card because he never eats at the chow hall.

    Wonder if there is a way around that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern-momma View Post
    Bas with meal card deducted? So that leaves basically nothing right? And DH never uses the meal card because he never eats at the chow hall.

    Wonder if there is a way around that?
    Yeah pretty much. BAS of course is $323.87 and the average they have taken out for DH is around $280. And my DH rarely eats at the dining hall. So a little left over but not much.
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    Awesome. Thanks for the info. Just trying to work out a tentative budget for when he goes.
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    No problem. Is he going to Kunsan? DH pays $50 a month for internet as well.
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    Yep Kunsan. What does your DH do?

    $50? Is that split cost or does he room alone? And is that for DSL or dial up?
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