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Q1. What is OHA ?
A1. Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) is an entitlement authorized to assist a member in defraying the excess housing cost incurred incident to assignment to an OCONUS permanent Duty Station (PDS).
The maximum amount of authorized OHA (OHA ceiling) is based on location, the soldier's rank, and whether the soldier has command sponsored dependents in country.

OHA helps offset your housing costs, which are made up of:
- Rent
- Utility and recurring maintenance expenses
- Move-in housing allowance (MIHA)
- Move-in housing allowance-realtor's fee

Q2. How much OHA will I receive when we PCS to my new duty station ?
A2. OHA rate query is available at ;
Rank
Dependents

Q3. Do I have to apply for OHA ?
A3. Yes. When you arrive at your duty station, you should check with the local housing office to see what the procedures are for you area. Once you have found housing, you take a copy of your lease to the appropriate offical and fill you DD Form 2367, the "Individual Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) Repor",
to start your OHA .

Q4. Who is entitled ?
A4. Then entitlement is paid monthly to the soldiers Lease and Earning Statement (LES). OHA is initiated and paid effective the date of the lease and stopped the day the lease is terminated.

The actual rent amount in won on the lease agreement is what is input into the system to calculate the entitlement.
Therefore, the actual amount of OHA will fluctuate monthly with the won rate and will most often be a different in dollar each month.

If you are a single soldier or command sponsored, it will appear on the LES as the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) line in the entitlement column. If you are receiving BAH for dependents not living with you, the OHA entitlements is the Family Separation Allowance (FSA) plus BAH in the entitlement column.
The BAH line will also include the amount you receive for your dependents .

Q5.How is it processed ?
A5. The OHA process begins with the Housing Division located on Yongsan South Post in Building 4106, Community Services Building.

Housing will assist in the preparation of all necessary documentation and forward the completed paperwork to 176th Finance, Building 2254, Main Post.
Housing is the approval authority on all entitlements and allowances.

The paperwork necessary to process OHA is a DD Form 2267, DA Form 4187 singed by soldier's commander, Lease Agreement (EANC―SA Form 108), Ownership Document, Property Description,

Off-Post Housing Check List, Statement of Non-availability, Receipt of Realtor's Fee, Memorandum of Understanding Economy Housing Acceptance and Permanent Change of Station (PCS)/Pin-Point orders.
Once the paperwork is received by Finance, the advance(s) requested on the DA Form 4187 will be processed, and then the entitlement.
The soldier will receive two advance pays : the security deposit and the first month's rent. The advances are deposited into your direct deposit account.

Finance takes the amount requested in won and dividers it by the current won rate to get the dollar amount advanced.
These advances have no effect on the OHA entitlement. Once you have verified that the advances have been deposited into your account, the Disbursing Division at 176th Finance will cash a personal check for the won in the amount of the first month's rent and security deposit.

This is one time privilege afforded within the first 30 days of the date of the lease. Thereafter, the soldier must obtain alternate means to purchase won for rent payments.

Q6. How can I do settling the advance payments ?
A6. The advance for the first month's rent will be prorated and collected from the soldier's pay over a period
that will allow full collection prior to one month before your DEROS.

The security deposit is suspended until
the end of the lease. The soldier must receive the security deposit back from the landlord and turn the money into the finance office to clear the debt created by the advance.

The Customer Service Section at
176th Finance will prepare the Cash Collection Voucher and the Disbursing Division will collect the funds.
To prevent the soldier from losing money as a result of currency exchange-rate fluctuation, the soldier turn
in the won amount paid.

Q7. Will OHA cover all my housing costs ?
A7. Not Always. That is more likely to be the case if you live in housing that costs at or below your ceiling
amount and if your utility and MIHA expenses are average of less than average .

Q8. How to contact ?
A8. Housing : 7918-7539/4286
Finance : 7913-8834/8864

Q 9. How is the OHA/LQA Rates ?
::: NEW OHA(Overseas Housing Allowance) RATES :::
UNACCOMPANIED OHA RATE
COMMAND SPONSORED OHA RATE
UTILITY RATE 370,560
UTILITY RATE 494,080
MIHA 916,020
MIHA 916 020
RANK
MONTHLY AMT
MONTHLY AMT
E1~E9, O1
2,829,060
3,143,400
W1~W5, O1E~O3E,
O2~O4
3,172,788
3,525,320
O5~O6
3,516,516
3,907,240

::: LQA(Living Quarters Allowance) RATES :::
LQA GROUP 2
LQA GROUP 3
LQA GROUP 4
POST OF ASSIGNMENT
EFF DTD
GS-14...GS-15
GS-10...GS-13
GS-01...GS-09
SEOUL ( incl. Suwon, K-16, Kimpo Airfield; Camps Market, Mercer and Colbern )
16.JUN.02
WF : $48,700
WOF : $48,700
WF : $48,700
WOF : $44,200
WF : $44,200
WOF : $40,900
* IMPORTANT NOTE :
Annual LQA maximum is etermined from the
employee's grade, accompanying family
size and post of assignment as shown.
Employee with more than one dependent family member at post is eligible for the WF rate shown, plus the following additional increments :
* 2-3 dependents. 10% above WF rate :
* 4-5 dependents. 20% above WF rate :
* 6 or more dependents. 30% above WF rate :
LQA Notes : WF/WOF = With Family/Without Family

Q 10. What is the housing authorized size by Grades ?

A10.
::: The housing authorized size :::
Grade
EUSA Minimum
Area II Maximum
E1 thru E6
1 Bdr, 1 Bath
600 SF (16Pyoung)
3 Bdr, 1 Bath
828 SF(23Pyong) Net
W1 thru W2
O1 thru O2
3 Bdr, 1.5 Bath
936 SF(26Pyong) Net
CW3, CPT
3 Bdr, 2 Bath
1080 SF(30Pyong) Net
E7 thruE8
2 Bdr, 1 Bath
950 SF (26Pyoung)
3 Bdr, 1.5 Bath
1080 SF(30Pyong) Net
W4 thru W5
O3E, O4 and SGM
3 Bdr, 2 Bath
1225 SF(34Pyong) Net
CSMs
O5 thruO6
3 Bdr, 1.5 Bath
1300 SF (36Pyoung)
4 Bdr, 2 Bath
1440 SF(40Pyong) Net
Shared Program
E5 thru E6
NA
3Bdr, 2 Bath
1080 SF(30Pyong) Net
Non Joint Domicile
SM married SM
NA
Commensurate with grade
of the senior spouse
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