U.S. military personnel stationed in Germany who want to participate in the 2011 Overseas Housing Allowance Utility/Recurring Maintenance Survey must provide information about their expenses by March 31, according to U.S. Army Europe.

The Department of Defense will use data from the survey, which began March 1, to determine the utility/recurring maintenance allowance for servicemembers in Germany, USAREUR said in a news release.

All servicemembers who have lived in a private-lease dwelling under the OHA program in Germany for at least the past six months are eligible to take the survey, according to the USAREUR release. A link to the survey is at

Participants may stop the survey at any time, for example to research costs or search for receipts, and resume where they left off. They should use records and receipts to help report the average monthly cost of utilities, as well as the average monthly cost of any routine maintenance expenses, the news release said.

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