Allowances make up the majority of a Service members pay. Allowances are a monetary amount paid to an individual in lieu of furnished quarters and subsistence. There are a wide range of allowances, some of which are non-taxable and although many allowances exist, they also have a wide range of requirements. The amounts are determined each year based on the terms in The Military Appropriations Act and the Military Authorization Act and can also vary depending on Pay and allowances are based on factors that may include duty station, occupation, deployment status, and pay grade.
- Air Force Clothing Allowance
- Moving and Relocation Allowance
- Housing Allowance
- Cost of Living Allowance (COLA)
- Family Allowance
There are a wide range of allowances, some of which are non-taxable and although many allowances exist. They can be very helpful when meeting the many costs associated with housing, clothing, living expenses and travel. It is not only be important to be informed of the many benefits given in the form of allowances but it is also important to know the requirements for eligibilty.