B-113653(1), APR 1, 1953

B-113653(1): Apr 1, 1953

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BLANKENSHIP: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED JANUARY 20. WHICH WAS DISALLOWED BY GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE SETTLEMENT DATED JANUARY 8. YOU WERE MARRIED TO STAFF SERGEANT FORMAN BLANKENSHIP. YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND WERE AUTHORIZED TO RATION SEPARATELY FROM YOUR ORGANIZATION FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR ASSIGNMENT TO DUTY THEREAT. YOU WERE HONORABLY DISCHARGED ON MARCH 21. PROVIDED THAT AUTHORITY FOR THE PAYMENT OF BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR QUARTERS FOR SERVICE MEMBERS WITHOUT DEPENDENTS IS REQUIRED BEFORE PAYMENT IS MADE. THAT SUCH AUTHORIZATION WILL BE ISSUED ONLY AFTER DETERMINATION THAT QUARTERS ARE NOT AVAILABLE OR THAT IT IS IMPRACTICABLE FOR QUARTERS TO BE FURNISHED BY THE GOVERNMENT. THERE HAS NOT BEEN SUBMITTED ANY DETERMINATION BY YOUR COMMANDING OFFICER THAT QUARTERS WERE NOT AVAILABLE TO YOU.

B-113653(1), APR 1, 1953

PRECIS-UNAVAILABLE

MRS. SABINA M. BLANKENSHIP:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED JANUARY 20, 1953, RELATIVE TO YOUR CLAIM FOR BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR QUARTERS IN YOUR OWN RIGHT FOR THE PERIOD FROM NOVEMBER 7, 1951, TO MARCH 21, 1952, INCLUSIVE, INCIDENT TO YOUR SERVICE AS CORPORAL, WOMENS AIR FORCE, SERVICE NO. AA 8 104 683, WHICH WAS DISALLOWED BY GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE SETTLEMENT DATED JANUARY 8, 1953. ALSO, THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR LETTER OF MARCH 20, 1953, CONCERNING YOUR CLAIM.

IT APPEARS THAT ON NOVEMBER 3, 1951, YOU WERE MARRIED TO STAFF SERGEANT FORMAN BLANKENSHIP, SERVICE NO. AF 13 295 354, ALSO ON DUTY AT YOUR STATION, FRANCIS E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, WYOMING, AND THAT BY SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 239, DATED NOVEMBER 7, 1951, THAT STATION, YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND WERE AUTHORIZED TO RATION SEPARATELY FROM YOUR ORGANIZATION FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR ASSIGNMENT TO DUTY THEREAT. YOU WERE HONORABLY DISCHARGED ON MARCH 21, 1952.

PARAGRAPH 4, AIR FORCE REGULATIONS 173-126, DATED MARCH 13, 1951, PROVIDED THAT AUTHORITY FOR THE PAYMENT OF BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR QUARTERS FOR SERVICE MEMBERS WITHOUT DEPENDENTS IS REQUIRED BEFORE PAYMENT IS MADE, AND THAT SUCH AUTHORIZATION WILL BE ISSUED ONLY AFTER DETERMINATION THAT QUARTERS ARE NOT AVAILABLE OR THAT IT IS IMPRACTICABLE FOR QUARTERS TO BE FURNISHED BY THE GOVERNMENT. WHILE THE SPECIAL ORDERS OF NOVEMBER 7, 1951, AUTHORIZED YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND TO RATION SEPARATELY FROM YOUR ORGANIZATION, THERE HAS NOT BEEN SUBMITTED ANY DETERMINATION BY YOUR COMMANDING OFFICER THAT QUARTERS WERE NOT AVAILABLE TO YOU, OR THAT IT WAS IMPRACTICABLE FOR QUARTERS TO BE FURNISHED TO YOU BY THE GOVERNMENT. IF, AS YOU INDICATE, MARRIED SERVICE MEMBERS SUCH AS YOU STATIONED AT FRANCIS E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE DID NOT RECEIVE PAYMENT OF BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR QUARTERS UNTIL MARCH 1952, IT WOULD APPEAR THAT DURING THE PERIOD OF YOUR CLAIM GOVERNMENT QUARTERS WERE AVAILABLE TO YOU IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AS A MEMBER OF THE ARMED SERVICE. IN VIEW OF THE FOREGOING, THE SAID SETTLEMENT OF JANUARY 8, 1953, DISALLOWING YOUR CLAIM, IS SUSTAINED.

WITH REGARD TO THE STATEMENT IN YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 20, 1953, THAT IN MAY 1952 YOUR HUSBAND DREW BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR QUARTERS FOR THE PERIOD FROM NOVEMBER 7, 1941, TO MARCH 21, 1952, UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES SIMILAR TO THOSE DISCLOSED IN YOUR CLAIM, YOU ARE ADVISED THAT SUCH PAYMENT WILL BE EXAMINED TO DETERMINE THE PROPRIETY THEREOF AND SUCH ACTION AS THE FINDINGS MAY INDICATE TO BE APPROPRIATE WILL BE TAKEN.