Allowances

Army National Guard: Full Time National Guard Duty (FTNGD)

Benefit Fact Sheet

Summary

In addition to salary and bonuses, the Army provides allowances to offset the cost of living. These allowances are monies provided for specific needs, such as food or housing when the government does not provide for that specific need. Most allowances are not taxable, which is an additional imbedded benefit of military pay.

Eligibility

When a National Guard Soldier is called up for state active duty, he or she entitled to certain allowances that are not available during drilling.  These allowances vary by state and are subject to change.

Benefit Highlights

The following tables provide a general overview of the allowances available to National Guard Soldiers are called up for state active duty. The two major areas for allowances include subsistence and uniforms. The "Same as Federal" note indicates that the amount paid to National Guard Soldiers is equivalent to the amount paid to Regular Army Soldiers on Active Duty.

Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS)

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

None

None

None

Arkansas

California

Colorado

As required

Included in per diem

None

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Same as Federal

None

None

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

$36.00/day

None

None

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

None

Same as Federal

Same as Federal

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Same as Federal

None

None

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

State employee rate

Same as Federal

Same as Federal

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

BAS

Provided

Same as Federal

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

None

Same as Federal

Same as Federal

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

Breakfast-$5.50, lunch-$6.50, dinner-$14.50

None

None

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Variable

None

BAS plus reimburse meals

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Yes

Up to $75 plus tax/day

When not furnished in kind

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Same as Federal

$28

None

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Only in special cases

Yes

Same as Federal

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Yes

Same as Federal

$18.45/day minimum

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Actual meals consumed

Yes

Yes

Wisconsin

Wyoming

District of Columbia

Officer at Federal rate; EM in special cases

None

Yes

Guam

Puerto Rico

U.S. Virgin Islands

may be provided in kind instead of reimbursed

Same as Federal

Reimbursed

Uniform Allowance

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

None

$65

Officer and Warrant Officer: $75 initial

Arkansas

California

Colorado

None

None

None

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

None

None

None

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

None

$1.50/day

None

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

None

None

None

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

None

None

None

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

None

None

None

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

None

Same as Federal

None

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

None

None

None

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

None

None

None

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Replacement uniform

Same as federal

None

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

None

None

None

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Same as Federal

None

Officer $75/year

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

None

None

None

Texas

Utah

Vermont

None

Same as Federal

None

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

None

None

Officer and Warrant Officer: $100/year.

Wisconsin

Wyoming

District of Columbia

None

None

Yes

Guam

Puerto Rico

U.S. Virgin Islands

None

None

None

Additional Information

For more specific information on these benefits and to verify eligibility, please visit the following links:

Basic Allowance for Housing:
https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bah.cfm

Overseas Housing Allowance:
http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/oha.cfm

Basic Allowance for Subsistence:

https://www.dfas.mil/dfas/militarymembers.html

Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance:

https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/fssa/owa/go

Clothing Allowance:
https://www.dfas.mil/militarymembers/payentitlements/FY2018ClothingAllowance.html

Family Separation Allowance:
http://comptroller.defense.gov/Portals/45/documents/fmr/current/07a/07a_27.pdf

Cost of Living Allowance:
CONUS: http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/conusCalc.cfm
Overseas: http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/colaCalc.cfm

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Allowance:
https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/faqpcs.cfm#1

Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military Compensation website:
http://militarypay.defense.gov/

Document Review Date: 16 February 2018