Thanks in advance.
ETA: I just checked the BAH and it actually looks like we will lose $450 a month.
Edited by grniys - 6/21/11 at 11:08am
It will really depend on the personnel who do his paperwork. Some will just put in San Diego since that's what the previous orders state. But some will use your zip code. We have had it figured both ways over the past 18 years. I would prepare for the drop though, just in case. What exactly would he need there that wouldn't be provided by his command? Some spending money?
I am 99% sure that you will receive the BAH for the area in which you are living, as long as you have proof of residency there (which you do). We were facing a similar situation about two years ago (stationed overseas, DH got IA orders and I needed to move back stateside) and I was told I could move anywhere and collect that area's BAH.
To add to that, I know of a couple who is doing the unaccompanied overseas thing and the wife was collecting San Diego BAH and actually living in a small town in the midwest. (So collecting the large BAH and pocketing most of it.) PSD found out and now they owe a TON of money.
In short, I think you will be fine especially since your DH isn't stationed at San Diego anymore, his new duty station will be the overseas location. If someone tells you no, be sure to get a second opinion.
Just asked DH, and he said that as long as you stay put where he is being deployed from it should stay the same. If you move to another location, say go home to the midwest or something then it would change. He should be able to talk to his S1 and find out for sure.
BTW we've just been back in the states about a year after being over there. There are a lot of great programs for "single" people over there to go and see a lot for pretty good prices.
I'm pretty sure I know where he is going and, yeah, there are not a lot of services.