A-15416, JANUARY 19, 1927, 6 COMP. GEN. 477

A-15416: Jan 19, 1927

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ESTATES OF DECEASED SOLDIERS - DISPOSITION IN ALL CASES WHERE A SOLDIER HAS BEEN DEAD MORE THAN THREE YEARS AND ALL THE HEIRS HAVE MADE CLAIM AT OR PRIOR TO THE TIME THE PROCEEDS OF THE ESTATE ARE RECEIVED FOR DEPOSIT INTO THE TREASURY. WHERE ONE OR MORE OF THE HEIRS HAVE NOT MADE CLAIM. THE PROCEDURE DIRECTED IN SAID PRIOR DECISIONS WILL BE FOLLOWED. YOU HAVE CORRECTED MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPT COVERING WARRANT NO. 63. AN EXCEPTION TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CITED DECISIONS WAS AUTHORIZED. THIS RULE WILL BE FOLLOWED HEREAFTER IN ALL CASES WHERE THE SOLDIER HAS BEEN DEAD MORE THAN THREE YEARS AND ALL OF THE HEIRS HAVE MADE CLAIM AT OR PRIOR TO THE TIME THE PROCEEDS OF THE ESTATE ARE RECEIVED FOR DEPOSIT.

A-15416, JANUARY 19, 1927, 6 COMP. GEN. 477

ESTATES OF DECEASED SOLDIERS - DISPOSITION IN ALL CASES WHERE A SOLDIER HAS BEEN DEAD MORE THAN THREE YEARS AND ALL THE HEIRS HAVE MADE CLAIM AT OR PRIOR TO THE TIME THE PROCEEDS OF THE ESTATE ARE RECEIVED FOR DEPOSIT INTO THE TREASURY, SUCH PROCEEDS MAY BE DEPOSITED TO THE CURRENT APPROPRIATION "ESTATES OF DECEASED SOLDIERS, UNITED STATES ARMY (TRUST FUND)," RATHER THAN TO THE SAME APPROPRIATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR IN WHICH THE SOLDIER DIED, AS REQUIRED BY DECISION OF JULY 31, 1924, 4 COMP. GEN. 138, AND DECISION OF MARCH 12, 1925, A-3112. WHERE ONE OR MORE OF THE HEIRS HAVE NOT MADE CLAIM, THE PROCEDURE DIRECTED IN SAID PRIOR DECISIONS WILL BE FOLLOWED.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, JANUARY 19, 1927:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 7, 1927, ADVISING THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH OFFICE LETTER DATED NOVEMBER 30, 1926, YOU HAVE CORRECTED MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPT COVERING WARRANT NO. 63, SECOND QUARTER, 1927, SO AS TO EFFECT THE COVERING OF THE AMOUNTS OF THE ESTATES OF FOUR DECEASED SOLDIERS, RECEIVED FOR DEPOSIT DURING THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, TO THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR APPROPRIATION "ESTATES OF DECEASED SOLDIERS, UNITED STATES ARMY (TRUST FUND)," RATHER THAN TO THE SAME APPROPRIATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1919, IN WHICH THE SOLDIERS DIED, AS REQUIRED BY DECISION OF JULY 31, 1924, 4 COMP. GEN. 138, AND DECISION OF MARCH 12, 1925, A-3112.

FOR THE REASON THAT THE SOLDIERS HAD BEEN DEAD FOR MORE THAN THREE YEARS, AND APPLICATION HAD ALREADY BEEN RECEIVED FROM ALL OF THE HEIRS, AN EXCEPTION TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CITED DECISIONS WAS AUTHORIZED, AND CREDIT TO THE CURRENT APPROPRIATION DIRECTED, IN ORDER TO MAKE THE PROCEEDS OF THE ESTATES IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE FOR PAYMENT TO THE HEIRS INSTEAD OF HAVING THEM PASS AUTOMATICALLY TO THE CREDIT OF THE APPROPRIATION "SOLDIERS' HOME, PERMANENT FUND (TRUST FUND)," THREE FULL FISCAL YEARS HAVING ELAPSED, AND THEREBY SAVING THE DELAY AND DUPLICATION OF WORK INCIDENT TO DIRECTING A SETTLEMENT OUT OF SOLDIERS' HOME FUNDS. THIS RULE WILL BE FOLLOWED HEREAFTER IN ALL CASES WHERE THE SOLDIER HAS BEEN DEAD MORE THAN THREE YEARS AND ALL OF THE HEIRS HAVE MADE CLAIM AT OR PRIOR TO THE TIME THE PROCEEDS OF THE ESTATE ARE RECEIVED FOR DEPOSIT, BUT IF ONE OR MORE OF THE HEIRS HAVE NOT MADE CLAIM OR IT IS OTHERWISE NECESSARY TO RESERVE ONE OR MORE SHARES, THE PROCEDURE DIRECTED IN THE CITED DECISIONS OF JULY 31, 1924, AND MARCH 12, 1923, WILL BE FOLLOWED.