Basic Allowance for Quarters for Separated or Divorced Members

B-191671: Nov 27, 1978

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A determination of the Basic Allowance for Quarters entitlements when spouses, who are both members of the uniformed services and have a child, are divorced or separated was requested. The Basic Allowance for Quarters at the with dependent rate is not payable to a member living in adequate single-type Government quarters and paying child support when the estranged or divorced spouse is also a service member and assigned to adequate family-type Government quarters. A member paying child support to a divorced or estranged spouse who is also a member is entitled to a Basic Allowance for Quarters at the without dependent rate only when not assigned to adequate single-type Government quarters if the member with custody of the child is asigned to adequate family-type Government quarters.