B-123343, JUL. 5, 1966

B-123343: Jul 5, 1966

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E. GARRISON WOOD: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTERS DATED MAY 23. YOUR CLAIM WAS DISALLOWED FOR THE REASON THAT YOU DID NOT FURNISH THE NECESSARY SUPPORTING PAPERS AS REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH 22C. SHOWING THE DATE SHIPMENT WAS MADE. IS THEREFORE NOT SUFFICIENT TO AUTHORIZE PAYMENT OF YOUR CLAIM. THERE IS NO BASIS UPON WHICH REIMBURSEMENT MAY BE MADE. RELATIVE TO THAT CLAIM IS SUSTAINED. OUR RECORDS SHOW THAT A SETTLEMENT CERTIFICATE WAS ISSUED BY OUR CLAIMS DIVISION ON AUGUST 16. BY WHICH YOU WERE ALLOWED RENTAL ALLOWANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $234.50 FOR THE PERIOD FROM JULY 26 TO OCTOBER 2. THE AMOUNT ALLOWED WAS OFFSET AGAINST YOUR INDEBTEDNESS TO THE UNITED STATES OF $385.20 ON ACCOUNT OF ALLOTMENT OVERPAYMENT.

B-123343, JUL. 5, 1966

TO MR. E. GARRISON WOOD:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTERS DATED MAY 23, 1966, REQUESTING RECONSIDERATION OF (1) THE ACTION TAKEN BY OUR CLAIMS DIVISION IN SETTLEMENT DATED OCTOBER 2, 1953, DISALLOWING YOUR CLAIM FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE TRANSPORTATION OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS FROM READING, PENNSYLVANIA, TO SALEM, VIRGINIA, INCIDENT TO YOUR DISCHARGE JULY 22, 1949, AND (2) THE ACTION TAKEN IN SETTLEMENT DATED FEBRUARY 17, 1955, DISALLOWING YOUR CLAIM FOR RENTAL ALLOWANCE FOR THE PERIOD JULY 25 TO OCTOBER 2, 1947, AS LIEUTENANT COLONEL, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE.

IN OUR SETTLEMENT OF OCTOBER 2, 1953, YOUR CLAIM WAS DISALLOWED FOR THE REASON THAT YOU DID NOT FURNISH THE NECESSARY SUPPORTING PAPERS AS REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH 22C, EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 10053, DATED APRIL 20, 1949, GOVERNING THE SHIPMENT OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS OF MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES. THE EXECUTIVE ORDER PROVIDED THAT CLAIMS FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF COST OF SHIPPING HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS SHOULD BE SUPPORTED BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE ORIGINAL OF THE CARRIER'S BILL, SHOWING THE DATE SHIPMENT WAS MADE; THE POINT OF ORIGIN AND DESTINATION; WEIGHT OF PROFESSIONAL BOOKS, PAPERS AND EQUIPMENT; WEIGHT OF OTHER ARTICLES; THE TOTAL WEIGHT SHIPPED, AND THE AMOUNT OF THE CHARGES, RECEIPTED BY THE CARRIER'S AGENT TO SHOW PAYMENT IN FULL. YOUR PRESENT LETTER FURNISHES ONLY APPROXIMATE INFORMATION RELATIVE TO THE SHIPMENT WITHOUT TRANSMITTING THE NECESSARY EVIDENCE IN SUPPORT OF THE CLAIM, AS ENUMERATED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 10053, AND IS THEREFORE NOT SUFFICIENT TO AUTHORIZE PAYMENT OF YOUR CLAIM.

ACCORDINGLY, IN THE ABSENCE OF RECEIPTS, CARRIER'S BILLS, OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF THE COSTS YOU INCURRED IN SHIPPING YOUR EFFECTS, THERE IS NO BASIS UPON WHICH REIMBURSEMENT MAY BE MADE. THEREFORE, THE ACTION TAKEN BY OUR CLAIMS DIVISION ON OCTOBER 2, 1953, RELATIVE TO THAT CLAIM IS SUSTAINED.

WITH RESPECT TO YOUR CLAIM FOR RENTAL ALLOWANCE, OUR RECORDS SHOW THAT A SETTLEMENT CERTIFICATE WAS ISSUED BY OUR CLAIMS DIVISION ON AUGUST 16, 1955, BY WHICH YOU WERE ALLOWED RENTAL ALLOWANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $234.50 FOR THE PERIOD FROM JULY 26 TO OCTOBER 2, 1947, WITH THE NOTATION THAT YOU HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY PAID FOR JULY 25. THE AMOUNT ALLOWED WAS OFFSET AGAINST YOUR INDEBTEDNESS TO THE UNITED STATES OF $385.20 ON ACCOUNT OF ALLOTMENT OVERPAYMENT, THEREBY REDUCING YOUR OUTSTANDING INDEBTEDNESS TO $150.70.