B-115731, JUN. 28, 1961

B-115731: Jun 28, 1961

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THE DEPARTMENT CONCERNED HEREAFTER IS AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENTS UNDER CLAUSES (1) THROUGH (6) OF SUBSECTION (A) OF THAT SECTION IN THE SETTLEMENT OF THE ACCOUNTS OF DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD WITHOUT REFERENCE TO THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE. THIS AUTHORIZATION IS SUBJECT TO THE EXCEPTION THAT CLAIM FOR ANY SUCH PAYMENT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE CLAIMS DIVISION OF THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE FOR ADJUDICATION WHEN DOUBT EXISTS AS TO (1) THE AMOUNT AND VALIDITY OF THE CLAIM. APPROPRIATE REVISION WILL BE MADE IN THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR GUIDANCE OF FEDERAL AGENCIES.

B-115731, JUN. 28, 1961

TO THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE:

PURSUANT TO 32 U.S.C. 714, AS AMENDED BY PUBLIC LAW 87-46, APPROVED JUNE 16, 1961, THE DEPARTMENT CONCERNED HEREAFTER IS AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENTS UNDER CLAUSES (1) THROUGH (6) OF SUBSECTION (A) OF THAT SECTION IN THE SETTLEMENT OF THE ACCOUNTS OF DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD WITHOUT REFERENCE TO THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE. THIS AUTHORIZATION IS SUBJECT TO THE EXCEPTION THAT CLAIM FOR ANY SUCH PAYMENT SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE CLAIMS DIVISION OF THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE FOR ADJUDICATION WHEN DOUBT EXISTS AS TO (1) THE AMOUNT AND VALIDITY OF THE CLAIM, OR (2) THE PERSON/S) PROPERLY ENTITLED TO PAYMENT.

APPROPRIATE REVISION WILL BE MADE IN THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR GUIDANCE OF FEDERAL AGENCIES.