B-110298, FEB 11, 1971

B-110298: Feb 11, 1971

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SOFIA CORPUZ WAS DISALLOWED IN THE DECISION B-110298. THERE IS NO LEGAL BASIS FOR PAYMENT IN THIS CASE. SOFIA DELA CRUZ VDA DE CORPUZ: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED OCTOBER 19. THE CLAIM WAS TRANSMITTED TO OUR CLAIMS DIVISION FOR DIRECT SETTLEMENT AND BY OFFICE SETTLEMENT DATED MAY 17. THE CLAIM WAS DISALLOWED. OUR RECORDS SHOW FURTHER THAT THE CLAIM WAS SUBSEQUENTLY RESUBMITTED BY YOUR HUSBAND AND BY DECISION. WE SUSTAINED THE DISALLOWANCE STATING THAT A REVIEW OF THE ARMY RECORDS SHOW THAT YOUR HUSBAND WAS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE PAY. THERE IS NO LEGAL BASIS FOR THE PAYMENT OF COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE PAY IN HIS CASE.

B-110298, FEB 11, 1971

COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE PAY THE COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE PAY BELIEVED DUE THE LATE HUSBAND OF MRS. SOFIA CORPUZ WAS DISALLOWED IN THE DECISION B-110298, DATED MARCH 1, 1954. THERE IS NO LEGAL BASIS FOR PAYMENT IN THIS CASE.

TO MRS. SOFIA DELA CRUZ VDA DE CORPUZ:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED OCTOBER 19, 1970, CONCERNING COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE PAY BELIEVED DUE IN THE CASE OF YOUR LATE HUSBAND, BERNARDO E. CORPUZ WHO YOU SAY DIED JANUARY 22, 1970.

OUR RECORDS SHOW THAT MR. CORPUZ FILED A CLAIM FOR COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE PAY WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY IN NOVEMBER 1949. THE CLAIM WAS TRANSMITTED TO OUR CLAIMS DIVISION FOR DIRECT SETTLEMENT AND BY OFFICE SETTLEMENT DATED MAY 17, 1951, THE CLAIM WAS DISALLOWED.

OUR RECORDS SHOW FURTHER THAT THE CLAIM WAS SUBSEQUENTLY RESUBMITTED BY YOUR HUSBAND AND BY DECISION, B-110298, DATED MARCH 1, 1954, COPY ENCLOSED, WE SUSTAINED THE DISALLOWANCE STATING THAT A REVIEW OF THE ARMY RECORDS SHOW THAT YOUR HUSBAND WAS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE PAY.

WE RECEIVED NO FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE FROM YOUR HUSBAND AND FOR THE REASONS STATED IN THE DECISION OF MARCH 1, 1954, THERE IS NO LEGAL BASIS FOR THE PAYMENT OF COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE PAY IN HIS CASE.