Originally posted by SgtHoover:
oh my lord, yall are crazy.
I've been called worse
and yes an ERD does apply in this situation its an ERD under family hardship,
I stand corrected. Further research indicates this may fall under JFTR Volume 1 U5900 D 2 e (1).
I will also revise my previous advice on using your chain of command. Employ them if you feel it necessary, but take time to collect and present your argument in more coherent fashion than you have given to us.
and yes bah is for your family as well as your quarters, that is why single soldiers stay in barracks and why geo bachelors get bah for their spouses location.
Geographically separated families (geographic bachelors) are normally eligible for BAH based on the member's duty station. ... In certain circumstances, with specific approval of the Secretary of the Service concerned, a member may be granted an exception to receive BAH based on the dependent's location. For example if a member has a sick child that requires medical attention only available in a certain location (say Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC), and the member receives a PCS order, the member might leave the family in Washington and request BAH eligibility for that location. Such exceptions do not ordinarily apply to spousal employment or other personal choices.
i dont know how the army is "footing the bill" for seperate lodging if im staying in the barracks.
Barracks cost money; the Army pays for it.
there are tons of soldiers stationed oconus as geo bachelors collecting bah at the with dep rate for their spouses location and single rate bah for their own location....how is me staying in the barracks and getting bah for my wifes location a burden compared to that?
Oh? Are they on accompanied tours? Did the Army move the dependents overseas? Are they receiving BAH or OHA?
i dont know where you get the idea that the army is going "above and beyond" to accomadate my current quarters either haha.
With BAH and COLA.
i live in a crumbhole 2 bdr apt, and they take the same amount of bah from me as they do from the E5 in the community across post who is living in a 4 bdr 2 story brand new house. please tell me how that is above and beyond.
Oh, you live in government housing. That's different (still not used to this contracted housing thing). In that case, the Army has provided you and your family perfectly suitable housing and has no further obligation.
u can argue that benefits are for soldiers not dependents but then why do soldiers without dependents not get the same benefits?
I said BAH and COLA; I did not extend this to other benefits. The discrepancy I explained in the previous post.
if you take the time to look a little deeper into the jftr you will see that there is a benefit called FSH which is for family separation housing allowance fyi
The Family Separation Housing (FSH) allowance is payable to a member-with-dependents for added housing
expenses resulting from separation from the dependents when a member is assigned to an OCONUS PDS
How is this applicable in your situation?
daddywarcrimes, no offense but a career counselor is the one who put me in this situation(by pushing my paperwork through and having me put on assignment 3 months before my DEROS date) so i may be a tad bit bias, but thx for sharing
Hey I completely understand if you don't want to listen to the advice you asked for. I've been on these forums for 7 years; you're not the first.
Administrative note: You may wish to review your paragraph structure and capitalization; it's a little hard to read.