B-132606, AUG. 16, 1957

B-132606: Aug 16, 1957

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JR.: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED JUNE 27. WERE FORWARDED TO US BY THE AIR FORCE FINANCE CENTER AT DENVER. AT THAT TIME YOU WERE ALLOWED AN INITIAL CLOTHING ALLOWANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $179.24. WERE APPLIED TO THE INITIAL CLOTHING ALLOWANCE LEAVING AN UNEXPENDED BALANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $67.35. WAS LOST AND A TEMPORARY MILITARY PAY RECORD WAS OPENED ON DECEMBER 6. IT WOULD HAVE REFLECTED THAT YOU HAD OVERDRAWN YOUR CLOTHING ALLOWANCE BY $28.10. WAS THE INITIAL CLOTHING BALANCE. WHEREAS YOU WERE ACTUALLY ENTITLED ONLY TO $179.24. YOUR ACCOUNT WAS OVERCREDITED $95.45. WAS RECOVERED AND THE FINANCE CENTER AT DENVER. - YOU WERE ENTITLED TO AN INITIAL CLOTHING ALLOWANCE OF $179.24.

B-132606, AUG. 16, 1957

TO MR. WILSON T. PIATT, JR.:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED JUNE 27, 1957, AND TO LETTER DATED JULY 11, 1957, FROM THE HONORABLE FRANCIS B. WALTER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, REQUESTING THAT THE MATTER OF YOUR INDEBTEDNESS TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE AMOUNT OF $190.90, BE COMPLETELY REVIEWED.

PHOTOSTATIC COPIES OF YOUR MILITARY PAY RECORD COVERING THE PERIOD AUGUST 1, 1950, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 1952, WERE FORWARDED TO US BY THE AIR FORCE FINANCE CENTER AT DENVER, COLORADO. IT APPEARS THAT YOU ENLISTED IN THE AIR FORCE ON AUGUST 1, 1950, AND AT THAT TIME YOU WERE ALLOWED AN INITIAL CLOTHING ALLOWANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $179.24. CLOTHING PURCHASES IN THE AMOUNT OF $42.15 ON AUGUST 12, 1950, AND $69.74 ON AUGUST 14, 1950, WERE APPLIED TO THE INITIAL CLOTHING ALLOWANCE LEAVING AN UNEXPENDED BALANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $67.35. EARLY IN OCTOBER 1950 YOUR PERMANENT MILITARY PAY RECORD, SHOWING THE ABOVE ITEMS, WAS LOST AND A TEMPORARY MILITARY PAY RECORD WAS OPENED ON DECEMBER 6, 1950, FOR THE BALANCE OF THE YEAR (TO DECEMBER 31, 1950). MEANWHILE, ON NOVEMBER 27, 1950, AT LOWRY AIR FORCE BASE, COLORADO, YOU PURCHASED CLOTHING IN THE AMOUNT OF $95.45. AT THIS POINT, HAD YOUR PERMANENT MILITARY PAY RECORD CARD, COVERING THE PERIOD AUGUST 1, 1950, TO DECEMBER 31, 1950, NOT BEEN LOST, IT WOULD HAVE REFLECTED THAT YOU HAD OVERDRAWN YOUR CLOTHING ALLOWANCE BY $28.10.

ON THE MILITARY PAY RECORD COVERING THE PERIOD JANUARY 1 THROUGH JUNE 30, 1952, THE FINANCE OFFICER AT SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, ILLINOIS, UNDER THE MISTAKEN BELIEF THAT THE $95.45 CLOTHING ITEM OF NOVEMBER 27, 1950, WAS THE INITIAL CLOTHING BALANCE, RATHER THAN AN ADDITIONAL PURCHASE, ACTUALLY CREDITED INTO YOUR PAY ACCOUNT THE AMOUNT OF $95.45. AT THIS POINT YOU HAD BEEN PROPERLY CREDITED $179.24, INITIAL CLOTHING ALLOWANCE AND ERRONEOUSLY CREDITED $95.45, TOTALING $274.69. IN ADDITION, YOU HAD PURCHASED CLOTHING TOTALING $207.34, WHEREAS YOU WERE ACTUALLY ENTITLED ONLY TO $179.24, THE PROPER ALLOWANCE. HENCE, YOUR ACCOUNT WAS OVERCREDITED $95.45, AND YOU HAD OVERDRAWN CLOTHING TOTALING $28.10. THEREAFTER, THE PERMANENT MILITARY PAY RECORD FOR THE PERIOD AUGUST 1 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 1950, WAS RECOVERED AND THE FINANCE CENTER AT DENVER, NOTING ON THAT RECORD THE UNEXPENDED BALANCE OF $67.35, AND UNAWARE OF THE TRANSACTIONS IN THE MEANTIME, ERRONEOUSLY AUTHORIZED A FURTHER CREDIT FOR THE $67.35 IN YOUR PAY RECORD FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 1952. THE MATTER MAY BE EXPLAINED IN ANOTHER WAY--- YOU WERE ENTITLED TO AN INITIAL CLOTHING ALLOWANCE OF $179.24; YOU PURCHASED CLOTHING TOTALING $207.34, RESULTING IN A DEBT OF $28.10; THERE WAS LATER CREDITED TO YOUR ACCOUNT THE AMOUNTS OF $95.45 AND $67.35, TO WHICH YOU WERE NOT ENTITLED; THESE LATTER AMOUNTS BEING CREDITED INTO YOUR PAY ACCOUNT WERE MADE AVAILABLE FOR WITHDRAWAL AND WERE ACTUALLY WITHDRAWN BY YOU IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER CASH WITHDRAWALS MADE BY YOU AGAINST ACCRUED PAY AND ALLOWANCES.

A CAREFUL EXAMINATION OF YOUR PAY RECORDS HAS NOW DISCLOSED THAT IN ADDITION TO THE FOREGOING INDEBTEDNESS IN THE AMOUNT OF $190.90 YOU WERE OVERPAID THE FURTHER NET SUM OF $42.45 DURING THE PERIOD FROM AUGUST 1, 1950, TO DECEMBER 31, 1952, RESULTING IN A TOTAL INDEBTEDNESS OF $233.35. THIS RESULTED AS FOLLOWS: FOR THE PERIOD DECEMBER 18 TO 31, 1950, YOU WERE RETROACTIVELY CREDITED WITH THE SUM OF $4.33 AS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PAY OF A PRIVATE AT $80 A MONTH AND THE PAY OF A PRIVATE FIRST CLASS AT $82.50 A MONTH. SINCE THE CORRECT AMOUNT IS $1.08, YOU WERE OVERPAID $3.25. YOUR PAY CARD FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 1951, SHOWS THAT YOU ACCRUED PAY AND ALLOWANCES IN THE AMOUNT OF $644.40. THERE WAS CHARGED AGAINST YOUR ACCOUNT THE SUM OF $59.92 FOR CLASS N ALLOTMENT, SOLDIERS' HOME DEDUCTIONS, AND WITHHOLDING TAX AND YOU WERE PAID $710, MAKING TOTAL DEBITS OF $769.92. HENCE, YOUR ACCOUNT WAS OVERPAID IN THE AMOUNT OF $125.52. HOWEVER, THE AMOUNT OVERPAID CARRIED FORWARD TO THE NEXT PAY PERIOD WAS ONLY $65.60, RESULTING IN AN OVERPAYMENT OF $59.92.

AGAINST SUCH OVERPAYMENTS OF $63.17 ($3.25 PLUS $59.92) YOU ARE ENTITLED TO A CREDIT OF $20.72 AS FOLLOWS: $1 AS PAY OF A CORPORAL FOR THE PERIOD MAY 1 TO JUNE 30, 1951 (PAY COMPUTED AS $190.10 WHEREAS THE CORRECT AMOUNT IS $191.10); $12.04 DUE AS CLOTHING MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE NOT CREDITED FOR THE PERIOD OCTOBER 5 TO DECEMBER 31, 1950; $7.68 DUE ON ACCOUNT OF DUPLICATE CLASS N ALLOTMENT DEDUCTIONS FOR 12 MONTHS AT 64 CENTS A MONTH.

A CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF YOUR ACCOUNT FOR THE PERIOD FROM AUGUST 1, 1950, TO DECEMBER 31, 1952, IS AS FOLLOWS:

TABLE

CREDITS PAY AS PRIVATE AT $75 A MONTH,

AUGUST 1 TO NOVEMBER 28, 1950 $295.00 PAY AS PRIVATE AT $80 A MONTH,

NOVEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 17, 1950 50.66 PAY AS PRIVATE, FIRST CLASS, AT

$82.50 A MONTH, DECEMBER 18,

1950, TO APRIL 15, 1951 324.50 PAY AS CORPORAL AT $95.55 A MONTH,

APRIL 16, 1951, TO APRIL 30, 1952 1,194.38 PAY AS AIRMAN SECOND CLASS AT

$99.37 A MONTH, MAY 1 TO JULY 31,

1952 298.11 PAY AS AIRMAN SECOND CLASS WITH OVER

TWO YEARS' SERVICE AT $107.02 A

MONTH, AUGUST 1 TO OCTOBER 9, 1952 246.15 PAY AS AIRMAN FIRST CLASS, OVER TWO YEARS' SERVICE, AT $129.95 A MONTH,

OCTOBER 10 TO DECEMBER 31, 1952 350.86 FOREIGN SERVICE PAY AT $9 A MONTH,

OCTOBER 12, 1951, TO OCTOBER 9,

1952 107.40 FOREIGN SERVICE PAY AT $13 A MONTH,

OCTOBER 10 TO DECEMBER 31, 1952 35.10BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR SUBSISTENCE AND

LEAVE RATIONS AT $1.05 A DAY,

DECEMBER 22-31, 1950, AUGUST 20-27,

1951, AND SEPTEMBER 6-14, 1951,

26 DAYS 27.30 TRAVEL ALLOWANCE, SEPTEMBER 1951 126.00 INITIAL CLOTHING ALLOWANCE ON ENTRY

INTO THE SERVICE 179.24 BASIC MAINTENANCE CLOTHING ALLOWANCE

AT $4.20 A MONTH, AUGUST 1, 1950, TO

FEBRUARY 28, 1951, AND JULY 1 TO

DECEMBER 31, 1952 54.60 BASIC MAINTENANCE CLOTHING ALLOWANCE

AT $5.10 A MONTH, MARCH 1, 1951, TO

JUNE 30, 1952 81.60 $3,370.90

DEBITS SOLDIERS' HOME DEDUCTIONS AT 10 CENTS

A MONTH, AUGUST 1, 1950, TO

DECEMBER 31, 1952 $2.90 NATIONAL SERVICE LIFE INSURANCE

ALLOTMENT AT 64 CENTS A MONTH,

AUGUST 1, 1950, TO DECEMBER 31,

1952, PLUS ONE ADVANCE PAYMENT 19.20 INCOME TAX WITHHOLDINGS:

AUGUST 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 1950 $17.00

JANUARY 1 TO JUNE 30, 1951 33.00

JULY 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 1951 47.80

JANUARY 1 TO JUNE 30, 1952 62.20

JULY 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 195283.00 243.00

-------- CLOTHING PURCHASED:

AUGUST 12, 1950 $42.15

AUGUST 14, 1950 69.74

NOVEMBER 27, 1950 95.45 207.34

-------- CHECK AND CASH PAYMENTS TO

ENLISTED MAN:

AUGUST 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 1950 $288.63

JANUARY 1 TO JUNE 30, 1951 536.66

JULY 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 1951 710.00

JANUARY 1 TO JUNE 30, 1952 754.00

JULY 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 1952 842.00 3,131.29 AMOUNT CARRIED FORWARD TO ENLISTED

MAN'S ACCOUNT JANUARY 1, 1953 0.52 $3,604.25

--------- ---------- AMOUNT OVERPAID

$233.35

ACCORDINGLY, UPON REVIEW, IT IS NOW DETERMINED THAT YOU ARE INDEBTED TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE AMOUNT OF $233.35, AS INDICATED IN THE ABOVE STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT. ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN PROMPTLY TO LIQUIDATE SUCH INDEBTEDNESS.