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Stop adding BAH into child support for our Military Members

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Military base pay should be the only entitlement that Judges should be
allowed to consider for Child Support payments. Base Pay is the ONLY
entitlement that will remain idle and will not shift nor change due to a permanent Change of Station. BAH and BAS are non-taxable entitlements, that are utilized to offset the cost of living for the state in which the paying service membe currently resides and varies according to the service members current duty assignment. By State
Law awarding Judges the jurisdiction to utilize BAH and BAS into child
support calculations, the courts are placing a tremendous amount of financial hardship, poor credit situations nd higher divorce rates on remarried families.
For example, living in an area that has a higher cost of living requires
a large amount of BAH to offset housing costs for that state in which the paying service member is currently residing in. Thus resulting in a higher amounts of child support due
to the courts and less amounts of monies available to reside in a residence that would accomodate a current family ad well as find a home sufficient to accomodating the visiting children per the custody agreement between each parent. Which is ultimately unfair to the service member paying child support. If a Service member pays child support for three
children in the amount of $1,900.00 and BAH and BAS are included in the figure due to the courts adding in non-taxable
entitlements (ie. base pay equals $3,600 and BAH and BAS combined equals $2,700 a month totaling $6,100 gross income. In an area where an average home rents for $2,400 monthly, roughly leaving an end state income of $1,400 after taxes are deducted.) That amount cancels out the funds that the service member was
allotted to support their current families, forcing them to pay "out of pocket" from
their BASE PAY for rent, utilities, car notes, insurance, gas and child
care., leaving the Service member with little to nothing for saving and
daily usage. Please review the by-laws governing these authorization's and
help our Military Service members that fight for our Nation. Thank you

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Someone from Tacoma, WA signed.
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Someone from Shelbyville, KY signed.
February 16, 2017
Brandon H. from Warrensburg, MO writes:
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i pay $842 dollars in child support at SrA -4 3yrs my lease is up on 28th of FEB 17 i cant find a place to live.
February 15, 2017
Dylan B. from Hanford, CA writes:
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I'm going though the same thing, my ex doesn't work, and my bah and bad are included causing a gigantic hardship to my new gf who is pregnant. Life is great huh?
February 12, 2017
Someone from Odenton, MD signed.
February 11, 2017
Saavik B. from New Port Richey, FL writes:
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My husband is going through this now. He is ordered to pay over 1300 in child support because they account for his bah, food allowance, clothing allowance, etc. Those entitlements are there to ensure he is taken care of l, but instead it all goes to his child support. The worst part is that the mothers' don't work because they can just collect a high amount of child support. It is very wrong that they take all his money that is supposed to be used for his well being, leaving him (and myself) with financial hardships.
February 9, 2017
Raymond S. from Fort Wainwright, AK writes:
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Im a soldier in the u.s. Army and i am married paying child support to my ex gf with 2 kids. It isnt right to take money from an allowance that is meant to help put a roof over mine and my wifes head. There isnt alot of help in the system for courts and military personel as it is. Why couldnt it go off before the pay you make being married? Its unjust
February 4, 2017
A. J. from El Cajon, CA writes:
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States really screw service members with this. Then if the custodial parent isn't working they raise child support. BAH should not be use for calculating child support giving the fact it constantly changes.....
February 3, 2017
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DAVID H. from Cape Coral, FL signed.