BAH to rise by $100+ each month for many Colorado Springs-stationed troops

Published: December 17, 2013, 12:36 pm, by Erin Prater

dollarshirtMany Colorado Springs-stationed troops will receive an extra $100 or more each month under the 2014 base allowance for housing — or BAH — rates announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense.

An E1 without dependents stationed in Colorado Springs will receive $102 more each month than he did last year. With dependents, an E1 would receive $138 more each month.

An O1 without dependents stationed in Colorado Springs will receive $120 more each month than he did last year. With dependents, an O1 would receive $141 more each month.

A W1 without dependents stationed in Colorado Springs will receive $129 more each month than he did last year. With dependents, an W1 would receive only $30 more.

On average, rates are $79 a month higher for troops with dependents, and $76 higher a month for troops without, according to a Dec. 17 Department of Defense news release.

“In areas where rates will decrease, the decrease will only apply to members newly reporting to those locations,” according to the release.

BAH rates are calculates each year based on median current market rent and average utilities and renter’s insurance, according to the DOD.

To calculate your rate, click here.