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Old 04-04-2012, 07:09 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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My husband and I were married March 9, 2012. He gets out of the Navy in September of this year. He is an E4 and has been in for almost 6 years.

My question is, since he has 6 months left in the Navy, will they not still allot us BAH for those 6 months? Or is it too close to his release?

Any answers appreciated.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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No, they will not stop it hecause he only has 6 months left. He will be authorized BAH until he leaves active duty. Now since you were recently married, make sure he is getting BAH at the "with dependents" rate.

Out of curiosity, did someone tell you they stop it 6 months out???
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:43 PM
 
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After getting married, your spouse needs to take you and your marriage certificate to:
- The nearest DEERS office to get you a military ID
- Sign you up for TRICARE medical coverage
- Stop by the Finance Office to update his marriage status to get BAH /w Dependent rate

The fact he's separating in 6 months has no impact on these benefits.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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The only other thing I have to add to what the others said - the BAH with dependents rate will be retro active to the date of your marriage.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:28 AM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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Naw, he (and you) will still BAH till his contract is up (not the reserves part, I mean active).

I would honestly worry more about why he is still only an E4 after 6 yrs though....
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:16 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Naw, he (and you) will still BAH till his contract is up (not the reserves part, I mean active).

I would honestly worry more about why he is still only an E4 after 6 yrs though....
Why worry about it?
(a) The ship he is on is NOT nice to those in his job.Other ships they gain rank like crazy. This one? HA! This is the only one he's ever been on also, and the only one he'll ever be.
(b) His job is one of the most intense jobs on the boat stress-wise.He stopped caring for the politics and the BS. And I dont blame him one bit.

Thanks for all the answers.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:40 AM
 
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As for the Navy E-4 after 6 isn't a big deal, as the E-5 and E-6 ranks for the majority of the jobs in the Navy are critically overmanned. Last promotion board saw less than 2% of all test passers advanced. Quite few jobs had several thousand people pass and less than 20 advanced.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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As for the Navy E-4 after 6 isn't a big deal, as the E-5 and E-6 ranks for the majority of the jobs in the Navy are critically overmanned. Last promotion board saw less than 2% of all test passers advanced. Quite few jobs had several thousand people pass and less than 20 advanced.
Before the high year tenure thing hit, i knew guys in the Navy that retired at E-5. Crazy thing was I was in the Marines as an E-5 (6years in) and guys in the Navy retiring at that rank. Some rates just promote really slow because of how many they can promote per month (or whenever they take the test for promotion).

But if the sailor is getting out no worries.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:36 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Before the high year tenure thing hit, i knew guys in the Navy that retired at E-5. Crazy thing was I was in the Marines as an E-5 (6years in) and guys in the Navy retiring at that rank. Some rates just promote really slow because of how many they can promote per month (or whenever they take the test for promotion).

But if the sailor is getting out no worries.
He's a Nuke. He'll be JUST fine in the private sector when he gets out, E-4 or not.

Thanks for answering!
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