B-125494, SEPTEMBER 29, 1955, 35 COMP. GEN. 167

B-125494: Sep 29, 1955

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PERSONNEL - DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE THE DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE WHICH IS PROVIDED FOR MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES BY PARAGRAPH 9002. ONLY WHERE THE TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS IS AUTHORIZED AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE. MAY NOT BE PAID TO A MARINE CORPS OFFICER WHO IS NOT ENTITLED TO TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE WHERE THE DEPENDENTS REMAIN AT HIS PLACE OF RESIDENCE ON HIS TRANSFER OVERSEAS AND THEN MOVE TO A NEW ADDRESS IN THE SAME CITY ON HIS REASSIGNMENT TO THE FORMER STATION. 1955: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF AUGUST 29. AUTHORIZES THE PAYMENT OF A DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE WHEN DEPENDENTS HAVE COMPLETED TRAVEL IN CONNECTION WITH A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION "IF TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS IS AUTHORIZED TO BE FURNISHED OR TRAVEL ALLOWANCES ARE AUTHORIZED TO BE PAID.'.

B-125494, SEPTEMBER 29, 1955, 35 COMP. GEN. 167

TRANSPORTATION - DEPENDENTS - MILITARY, NAVAL, ETC., PERSONNEL - DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE THE DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE WHICH IS PROVIDED FOR MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES BY PARAGRAPH 9002, JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, ONLY WHERE THE TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS IS AUTHORIZED AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE, MAY NOT BE PAID TO A MARINE CORPS OFFICER WHO IS NOT ENTITLED TO TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE WHERE THE DEPENDENTS REMAIN AT HIS PLACE OF RESIDENCE ON HIS TRANSFER OVERSEAS AND THEN MOVE TO A NEW ADDRESS IN THE SAME CITY ON HIS REASSIGNMENT TO THE FORMER STATION.

TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL W. O. ADAMS, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, SEPTEMBER 29, 1955:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF AUGUST 29, 1955, REQUESTING AN ADVANCE DECISION AS TO THE RIGHT OF CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER SAMUEL GROVES, USMC, TO A DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES STATED BELOW.

IT APPEARS THAT UPON HIS TRANSFER FROM SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, TO DUTY OVERSEAS THE OFFICER LEFT HIS DEPENDENTS AT HIS PLACE OF RESIDENCE, 9520 POOLE STREET, LA JOLLA ( SAN DIEGO), CALIFORNIA, AND THAT FOLLOWING HIS RETURN TO SAN DIEGO UNDER PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS DATED MAY 6, 1955, FROM OVERSEAS TO TROOP TRAINING UNIT, PACIFIC FLEET, CORONADO, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, HE MOVED HIS DEPENDENTS TO A DIFFERENT ADDRESS IN LA JOLLA.

PARAGRAPH 9002, JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, AUTHORIZES THE PAYMENT OF A DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE WHEN DEPENDENTS HAVE COMPLETED TRAVEL IN CONNECTION WITH A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION "IF TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS IS AUTHORIZED TO BE FURNISHED OR TRAVEL ALLOWANCES ARE AUTHORIZED TO BE PAID.' SUCH REGULATION CONTEMPLATES PAYMENT OF A DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE ONLY IN CASES WHERE TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS IS AUTHORIZED AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE. SINCE THERE APPEARS TO BE NO PROVISION IN THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS WHICH AUTHORIZES TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE FROM ONE ADDRESS TO ANOTHER IN THE SAME CITY IN CONNECTION WITH A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION, NO RIGHT TO A DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE ACCRUED TO MR. GROVES. SEE ALSO PARAGRAPH 9003-6, JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS.