HI, my buddy is an E-5 in the army and he has a mortgage on his house, he is getting a divorce and his command team is trying to make him move in the barracks and take his BAH which would take away his ability to pay the mortgage causeing him to have to foreclose his house. Is there anything he can do? Can they just take the BAH and cause him to foreclose his house?
State/Country relating to question: North Carolina
Thanks for the chance to help. I am an attorney with over 12 years military law experience.This is a case I would recommend the Soldier go to his Battalion Commander and request assistance. While your friend may not rate BAH "on right" due to his grade, what you describe is a unique circumstance. I bet if he explains to the Commander what is going on, the commander can apply for an exception to the policy.At the end of the day, the Army is not obliged to pay your friends mortgage...they can make him move back...but if he presents this to the commander the commander may grant him an exception to the policy.
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