Continued Housing Benefits (for Survivors)
Benefit Fact Sheet
The Department of Defense makes special housing benefit provisions for Spouses and Children of Service members who die while serving on active duty. Eligible Family members residing on base may continue to reside in base quarters for up to 365 days after the Service member's death. Eligible Family members not living in government housing receive a housing allowance for up to 365 days after the Service member's death.
Authorized dependents of Army National Guard Service members who die after retiring from their military careers are not eligible to receive continued housing benefits. Continued housing benefits are only available for Families of Service members who die while serving on federal active duty.
For more information, please visit the Basic Allowance for Housing webpage maintained by the Department of Defense:
Basic Allowance Housing Rates:
Army Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Division Home Page:
Volume 7A, Chapter 26: Housing Allowances: