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Do we have to get housing approval from the housing office to get our LQA allowance? Getting so many mixed answers, thought I would ask here. Thank you!
haha No, generally the housing office on base/post should have nothing to do with your actual LQA (approving it, determining the amount, etc.).

They do work with you and your potential landlord and ensure that the house/apt./lease meets all of the requirements and should be a liaison between the parties. This will vary wildly by location, branc...See More
Loveteaching @Haha Thank you for the info! Is it a problem if you choose more space than your family size would require just because you have extended family that will visit often? I just want to make sure that that won't be an issue.
Oct 15
haha I believe that you have some wiggle room there as long as you realize that your LQA may not fully cover the larger place (and are choosing/able to live off base).
Oct 15
Snow Lane The size of the place doesn't matter, just the cost. We live in a five bedroom enormous home and it's just me and my husband. Even then, we're well below our LQA.
Mary LQA is based on family size and your position (education level). Go to the website so see the approved amount in your location. You will be reimbursed up to this amount with receipts showing you spent it (exchange rates are averaged, so you may pay more than you are reimbursed). If you can find a house you like off base that has all the rooms you w...See More
Oct 29


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