Basic Needs Allowance

Basic Needs Allowance

More Troops to Qualify for Basic Needs Allowance

The Basic Needs Allowance is a taxable military benefit offered to low-income troops and their families who qualify. The allowance, offered for the first time at the start of 2023, is meant to address food insecurity issues within the ranks with a monthly allowance calculated on financial need (see below.) Each branch of the United… Read more »