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Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)

Eligible family members occupying government housing on the date the member dies may continue to occupy such housing without charge for a period of 365 days.  If they vacate the government housing before the 365 days are up, the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is paid for the remaining unused days.  If the family members are not occupying government housing, they may receive BAH or an overseas housing allowance for 365 days after the member’s death.  This entitlement will be processed automatically by Navy Casualty when applicable.