NOTICE: Temporary Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Rates Increase for 56 Military Housing Areas

 
The Department of Defense has temporarily authorized increases in the 2021 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates for 56 Military Housing Areas (MHAs) across the U.S., If you meet certain conditions you may be eligible to apply for the higher BAH rate. 
 
Service members who are: a) receiving BAH based on one of the affected 56 MHAs; and, b) have verifiable housing cost increases above their current BAH that can be attributed to the COVID-19-driven housing market effects could be eligible for the temporary BAH rate increase.  Your eligibility depends on your service’s specific implementation guidelines and whether your service approves your application for the increase (should you choose to apply).
 
A SmartDocs email has been sent to members currently receiving BAH in the affected MHAs.
 
Information is available from your military service: For additional details, you can visit the links below for the DoD press release on the temporary BAH rate increases and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
 

We know how important your pay is to you. We are committed to ensuring scheduled payments are made timely. We encourage you to use our online tools such as myPay and AskDFAS and our phone self-service tools. Our Customer Care Center representatives remain available to assist you with any additional questions you might have.
 


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2021 Active/Reserve Component Military Pay Table

The pay tables for 2021 Military Active Component Basic Pay and Reserve Component Drill Pay are online.


2021 Pay Day Schedules:


Reserve & Guard Members: Are you drilling for points in a no-pay status? You're still responsible for your SGLI premiums. Find out how to keep your coverage up to date.


Does DFAS process your TDY or PCS travel? If you can't use Travel Voucher Direct to submit your claim, we have new email addresses you can use!


Did you have U.S. Savings Bonds in safekeeping with us? If so (and they weren't mailed to you in 2014), you can retrieve them by following steps from TreasuryDirect.


Do you access myPay from home? If you are using an older version of the Internet Explorer web browser, you will need to upgrade to a newer version of your browser in order to continue accessing myPay. Read more for more information on browser security.


The latest version of the Department of Defense Compensation and Benefits Handbook is here! If you’re a service member, caregiver or family member, download your copy to stay up-to-date on relevant benefits information.

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Power of Attorney

There are times when spouses, parents and even tax preparers need to talk with us regarding pay issues for our military customers. By law, we must respect the privacy of all our military members and cannot discuss any aspect of their pay unless you have a valid special power of attorney. Powers of attorney give someone the ability to act on a military member's behalf. Discuss this with your chosen representative and a member of your legal assistance team.

Page Updated October 18, 2021