Military housing benefits will raise active duty soldiers 130% above the poverty level
The Pentagon has announced several initiatives to improve the quality of life for US military personnel. More than 100,000 military personnel will be eligible for the initiative to increase military housing benefits.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III announced A “long-term, urgent” measure with the hope of improving the lives of active duty members. A list of initiatives announced Thursday (Sept. 22, 2022) includes a second year of temporary increases in military housing benefits.
What does this mean?
Soldiers living in 28 high-cost zones will see an increase in military housing allowances starting Oct. 1. That means soldiers living in areas where housing prices have risen by 20 percent will get extra money over the next two weeks. Austin added that the basic housing allowance for 2023 is also being reviewed to reflect cost-of-living increases.
Inside Memo to the PentagonAustin emphasized the importance of servicemen and women being able to meet their “basic needs.”
“Our service members and families must be able to afford their basic needs. It’s a matter of basic financial security and an important matter of personal preparedness,” he said.
The Military Times 114,267 soldiers will receive the raise in October, which will match those who do not make more than 130 percent of the federal poverty level. WHO said That could mean an extra $1,100 a month for some people.
Over the past two years, some service members have been forced to live in RVs or shelters. People who want to buy a private home are outbid. Hopefully, this new initiative will solve the problem.
Austin Instructions It seeks to ensure that “estimates reflect the unusually dynamic fluctuations of the housing market.”
The secretary also announced several other initiatives to improve the quality of life on military bases, including making groceries about 25 percent cheaper at nearby stores.
The Official DoD announcement “Our commissaries are fully funded to lower prices on the register, with a goal of at least a 25 percent savings compared to grocery bills. [with] local market”.
It was also announced that starting from 2023, the salary of military personnel will be increased by 4.6 percent.
The DoD We also want to support families, including increasing employment opportunities for spouses of active duty members. While more telecommuting and telecommuting options are being considered, the accelerated pilot initiative is expected to provide employment for spouses in the private sector. It also plans to improve childcare programs and resources.
“The department has also reached out to high-quality, additional community-based child care providers who have agreed to care for military families using the DOJ’s paid assistance program,” the DOJ said.
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