Serving in the United States military offers a number of benefits, and one of the most lucrative types of benefits is military housing support. Servicemembers that are serving on Active Duty receive BAH, or basic assistance for housing, or BAQ, basic allowance for quarters. The Armed forces have direct benefits that are provided to Servicemembers, their dependants and families, and these benefits are a big help financially for the enlisted or commissioned Servicemember.
When you are in the military you receive a number of other benefits, job experience, travel, pay and allowances, and other benefits. The Housing benefit is an advantage for more than one reason, and it offers support and assistance for the Servicemember. The size and type of housing benefits that are available depend on different conditions, and on several different issues. One of the first is the type of military housing that is available. Many locations in the world there is not available housing on base, or close so the benefit is in financial assistance for the Servicemember to obtain and find their own quarters and housing. If there is military housing that is available where you are stationed, or on base then often this is the first choice for the military Servicemember in the way of housing. Many locations around the world are in the process of being upgraded and updated. It used to be that a lot of military housing was dilapidated military housing that was falling apart. In the 1980s and 1990s a concerted effort was made to inventory what military housing existed, its condition, and where there needed to be remodeling or new housing established. A great many military bases and locations around the world then received new housing and funding for modern military housing. Many locations have now been updated and the quality of military housing is much improved now. Much of the housing for Servicemembers, both officers and enlisted is now modern, often new construction, and is very suitable for the needs of most Servicemembers and their dependants.
Dependants- The size of your family and the number of dependants that you have is another element that affects your qualification for housing. If you have a number of dependants and a larger family then you will be eligible for a larger housing benefit than if you have no dependants.