Allowances

Army National Guard: State Active Duty

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, they are 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)

State

Allowance

State

Allowance

State

Allowance

Alabama

None

Maine

State employee rate

Oregon

Same as Federal

Alaska

None

Maryland

Same as Federal

Pennsylvania

$28

Arizona

None

Massachusetts

Same as Federal

Rhode Island

None

Arkansas

As required

Michigan

BAS

South Carolina

Only in special cases

California

Included in per diem

Minnesota

Provided

South Dakota

Yes

Colorado

None

Mississippi

Same as Federal

Tennessee

Same as Federal

Connecticut

Same as Federal

Missouri

None

Texas

Yes

Delaware

None

Montana

Same as Federal

Utah

Same as Federal

Florida

None

Nebraska

Same as Federal

Vermont

$18.45/day minimum

Georgia

$36.00/day

Nevada

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

Virginia

Actual meals consumed

Hawaii

None

New Hampshire

None

Washington

Yes

Idaho

None

New Jersey

None

West Virginia

Yes

Illinois

None

New Mexico

Variable

Wisconsin

Officer at Federal rate; EM in special cases

Indiana

Same as Federal

New York

None

Wyoming

None

Iowa

Same as Federal

North Carolina

BAS plus reimburse meals

District of Columbia

Yes

Kansas

Same as Federal

North Dakota

Yes

Guam

may be provided in kind instead of reimbursed

Kentucky

None

Ohio

Up to $75 plus tax/day

Puerto Rico

Same as Federal

Louisiana

None

Oklahoma

When not furnished in kind

U.S. Virgin Islands

Reimbursed

 

Uniform Allowance

State

Allowance

State

Allowance

State

Allowance

Alabama

None

Maine

None

Oregon

Same as Federal

Alaska

$65

Maryland

None

Pennsylvania

None

Arizona

Officer and Warrant Officer: $75 initial

Massachusetts

None

Rhode Island

Officer $75/year

Arkansas

None

Michigan

None

South Carolina

None

California

None

Minnesota

Same as Federal

South Dakota

None

Colorado

None

Mississippi

None

Tennessee

None

Connecticut

None

Missouri

None

Texas

None

Delaware

None

Montana

None

Utah

Same as Federal

Florida

None

Nebraska

None

Vermont

None

Georgia

None

Nevada

None

Virginia

None

Hawaii

$1.50/day

New Hampshire

None

Washington

None

Idaho

None

New Jersey

None

West Virginia

Officer and Warrant Officer: $100/year.

Illinois

None

New Mexico

Replacement uniform

Wisconsin

None

Indiana

None

New York

Same as federal

Wyoming

None

Iowa

None

North Carolina

None

District of Columbia

Yes

Kansas

None

North Dakota

None

Guam

None

Kentucky

None

Ohio

None

Puerto Rico

None

Louisiana

None

Oklahoma

None

U.S. Virgin Islands

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:
https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/oha.cfm

Basic Allowance for Subsistence:
https://www.dfas.mil/MilitaryMembers/

Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance:
https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/public/faq/Family_Assistance-FSSA

Clothing Allowance:
https://www.dfas.mil/militarymembers/payentitlements/Pay-Tables/CMA1.html

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

Cost of Living Allowance:
CONUS: https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/conusCalc.cfm
Overseas: https://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:
https://militarypay.defense.gov/

Document Review Date: 06 February 2020