A-74422, MAY 11, 1936, 15 COMP. GEN. 987

A-74422: May 11, 1936

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IS ENTITLED TO MILEAGE FOR THE ENTIRE DISTANCE TO HIS HOME NOTWITHSTANDING THE TRAVEL IS NOT COMPLETED UNTIL AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF ONE YEAR SUBSEQUENT TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF RETIREMENT. FOR DECISION WHETHER YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENT ON A VOUCHER TRANSMITTED THEREWITH IN FAVOR OF MASTER SERGEANT THOMAS F. IT IS SHOWN THAT HE HAD SELECTED HIS HOME. WAS AUTHORIZED BY SPECIAL ORDERS. YOU ARE ADVISED THAT PAYMENT IS AUTHORIZED ON THE VOUCHER IF IT IS OTHERWISE CORRECT.

A-74422, MAY 11, 1936, 15 COMP. GEN. 987

MILEAGE - ARMY ENLISTED MAN - TRAVEL HOME ON RETIREMENT A RETIRED ARMY ENLISTED MAN AUTHORIZED TO TRAVEL TO HIS HOME BY PRIVATELY OWNED AUTOMOBILE, WHO ACTUALLY COMMENCES TRAVEL THERETO ON THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR FOLLOWING HIS RETIREMENT, IS ENTITLED TO MILEAGE FOR THE ENTIRE DISTANCE TO HIS HOME NOTWITHSTANDING THE TRAVEL IS NOT COMPLETED UNTIL AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF ONE YEAR SUBSEQUENT TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF RETIREMENT.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO CAPTAIN H. B. TURNER, UNITED STATES ARMY, MAY 11, 1936:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR REQUEST OF APRIL 10, 1936, FOR DECISION WHETHER YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENT ON A VOUCHER TRANSMITTED THEREWITH IN FAVOR OF MASTER SERGEANT THOMAS F. MCGLONE, UNITED STATES ARMY, RETIRED, FOR MILEAGE AT 3 CENTS PER MILE FOR TRAVEL BY PRIVATELY OWNED CONVEYANCE COMMENCED FEBRUARY 29, 1936, FROM ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MD., HIS LAST DUTY STATION, AND COMPLETED MARCH 13, 1936, AT LOS ANGELES, CALIF., THE PLACE SELECTED AS HIS HOME, UPON RETIREMENT FROM ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE ARMY PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH 12, OF SPECIAL ORDERS, NO. 49, WAR DEPARTMENT, DATED FEBRUARY 28, 1935.

IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THE RETIREMENT OF THIS ENLISTED MAN BECAME EFFECTIVE UNDER THE UNIFORM RETIREMENT ACT OF APRIL 23, 1930 (46 STAT. 253), ON MARCH 1, 1935. IT IS SHOWN THAT HE HAD SELECTED HIS HOME, WAS AUTHORIZED BY SPECIAL ORDERS, NO. 28, ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, DATED FEBRUARY 3, 1936, TO PROCEED THERETO BY PRIVATELY OWNED AUTOMOBILE AND ACTUALLY COMMENCED TRAVEL THERETO ON THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR FOLLOWING HIS RETIREMENT. HAVING COMMENCED TO COMPLY WITH HIS ORDERS PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF 1 YEAR FROM DATE OF RETIREMENT, THIS ENLISTED MAN MAY BE REGARDED AS TRAVELING FOR THE ENTIRE DISTANCE TO HIS HOME PURSUANT TO HIS ORDERS ISSUED AT TIME OF RETIREMENT (8 COMP. GEN. 327; A-28910, NOV. 15, 1929). ACCORDINGLY, YOU ARE ADVISED THAT PAYMENT IS AUTHORIZED ON THE VOUCHER IF IT IS OTHERWISE CORRECT.