You are not required to pay all of your BAH to his dependents in NYC. AR 608-99 governs support of dependents who are not living with the Soldier. By this regulation, depending on his rank, (see attached) you have to pay the amount in the BAH RC/T with dependent rate column for your rank to your dependents. You get to keep the remainder of of your BAH. This applies as long as there is not a court order establishing an amount of support or a signed agreement between the Soldier and their spouse on an amount of support. Either of these two circumstances takes precedence over the chart amount, whether it be higher or lower than the chart amount.