DA Form 5960, Authorization to Start, Stop, or Change Basic Allowance for Quarters (BAQ), and/or Variable Housing Allowance (VHA) is a United States Army form used to authorize military officials to begin or discontinue paying Basic Allowance for Quarters or Variable Housing Allowance During the financial portion of in-processing, each Soldier must re-certify entitlement to Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) regardless of dependency status. This re-certification is done via the DA 5960 Form. The Soldier may provide proof of support or residence for their dependents to also be eligible for BAH.
The latest version of DA Form 5960 - often mistakenly referred to as the DD Form 5960 - was revised by the Department of the Army (DA) on September 1, 1990. A fillable DA-issued DA Form 5960 is available for download below or can be found on the Army Publishing Directorate website.
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