Overseas Housing Allowance survey directly affects pay for servicemembers in Germany

Feb. 21, 2013

By Sgt. Michael Reinsch, U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

- Take the March 2013 Overseas Housing Allowance Utility and Move-in expense survey

HEIDELBERG, 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 effects 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.

Spouses are encouraged to take the survey along with their Service member. Additionally, if the Service member is not available, spouses are authorized to take the survey.

To take the survey, visit DTMO's site at the link above and click on the “Take the Survey” button.

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