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Does the Military Pay For You to Move?

Does the Military Pay For You to Move?

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Moving is just a part of military life, and one of the common questions that arise is whether the military pays for your move. The answer is yes, but the extent of financial support varies depends on the type of move (i.e. PPM, PCS, or Government-Contracted Move). For the next 2 minutes, let’s dive into the details of how the military can assist you and your family with the costs associated with your military move.

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)

Let’s start with the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) program. BAH is designed to offset housing costs at your new duty station. The amount of the allowance is determined by factors such as your rank, location, and whether you have dependents. While BAH is intended mainly for housing, service members can use it to cover other moving expenses.