I have an odd situation on my hands today. A bit of background info, I am stationed at Carson and my wife has left for BCT three days ago and is at Jackson. We have no other dependents. I know that she isn't entitled to BAH while in IET, and I know that I myself am barely entitled to BAH anymore (the only thing that is saving me is a lease, some high speed leadership that seems to favor me, and the fact that a set of orders hasn't been drafted yet to legally put me back in the barracks due to technically being a "geographical bachelor"), yadda yadda. Anyways, I was talking to one of the civilian financial specialists at Finance today while I was changing my BAH to without dependents, he said something that seemed a bit odd.
He told me that when she gets back she will have to file BAH paperwork (no big deal) but that even if joint domicile is approved, that she will have to file for the same exception to policy that I am filing for, otherwise the both of us will lose our BAH and the both of us will be forced back into the barracks, regardless of the fact that we have no dependents, are stationed together, have joint domicile, enrolled in MACP, et cetera. Is this true? It seems way too far from the truth for it to be possible. He also stated that every time we PCS, we will have to file for the same exceptions to policy even if we're under the same conditions because we have no dependents (ie, in the barracks even with JD and MACP approved).
Can anybody confirm this for me? I'd rather not have to worry about being thrown in the barracks while married just because the both of us are E-5 and below and don't have any kids.