Overseas Housing Allowance survey directly affects pay for service members in Germany
February 28, 2014
WIESBADEN, Germany -- The Defense Travel Management Office will conduct an Overseas Housing Allowance Utility and Move-in expense survey, March 1-31.
The survey is intended to validate and adjust the amount of compensation service members are receiving from OHA to live in privately leased or rented residential housing.
All service members, regardless of service affiliation, who reside in off-post housing are highly encouraged to complete the survey in order to accurately gauge the amount of OHA service members are receiving. This survey is critical for ensuring OHA rates are properly set at overseas locations and directly affects the amount of housing allowance each service member is paid.
Every year the Defense Travel Management Office conducts these types of surveys to identify how much service members have spent in the previous year for utilities and move-in expenses.
Additionally, if the service member is not available, spouses are authorized to take the survey.
To take the survey, visit Defense Travel Management Office's website at https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/oha-util-mar.cfm and click on the "Take the Survey" button.