Overseas Housing Allowance Survey deadline extended to April 15

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
March 16, 2011

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- The 2011 Overseas Housing Allowance Utility/Recurring Maintenance Survey started March 1 and was scheduled to end March 31, but the survey deadline is extended to April 15.

All service members who have lived in a private lease dwelling under the OHA program in Germany for at least the past six months are eligible to take the on-line survey by visiting www.eur.army.mil/internal.htm.

The Department of Defense uses data from the survey to determine the utility/recurring maintenance allowance for service members residing in the survey country.

Because accuracy is important, survey participants should use their records and receipts to help them report the average monthly cost of each of their utilities, as well as the average monthly cost of any routine maintenance expenses.

Participants may stop the survey at any time, for example to research costs or search for receipts, and start again where they left off.