B-133922, OCT. 11, 1957

B-133922: Oct 11, 1957

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JAMES HUGHES: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR UNDATED LETTER REFERRED HERE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY BY LETTER DATED SEPTEMBER 4. YOU WERE PAID ONLY FOR THE MONTHS OF MARCH AND APRIL 1946. YOU WERE ADVISED THAT OUR RECORDS SHOWED THAT FOR THE PERIOD DECEMBER 10. YOU WERE PAID IN FULL ON VOUCHERS NOS. 41369 AND 47422 OF THE MARCH AND APRIL 1946 ACCOUNTS. YOU WERE ALSO ADVISED THAT EXAMINATION OF A TRANSCRIPT OF YOUR FINAL PAY ACCOUNT FOR THE PERIOD. DURING SUCH PERIOD YOU WERE ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE FROM JUNE 6 TO AUGUST 8. SUCH PAY ACCOUNT SHOWED THAT YOU WERE PROPERLY CHARGEABLE WITH THE SUM OF $421.89 AS ITEMIZED IN THE SETTLEMENT. NO AMOUNT IS DUE YOU. YOUR PAY ACCOUNT HAS BEEN RE-EXAMINED AND IT IS FOUND THAT.

B-133922, OCT. 11, 1957

TO MR. JAMES HUGHES:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR UNDATED LETTER REFERRED HERE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY BY LETTER DATED SEPTEMBER 4, 1957, CONCERNING YOUR CLAIM FOR ARREARS OF PAY BELIEVED TO BE DUE AT THE DATE OF YOUR DISCHARGE, DECEMBER 10, 1946, AS AN ENLISTED MAN OF THE ARMY.

IN YOUR ORIGINAL CLAIM FOR SUCH PAY DATED FEBRUARY 18, 1947, FORWARDED HERE BY LETTER DATED SEPTEMBER 26, 1947, FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, YOU MADE A CLAIM FOR PAY DUE AT DATE OF YOUR DISCHARGE SAYING THAT DURING THE ONE-YEAR PERIOD OF YOUR ENLISTMENT, DECEMBER 10, 1945, TO DECEMBER 10, 1946, YOU WERE PAID ONLY FOR THE MONTHS OF MARCH AND APRIL 1946. SETTLEMENT DATED SEPTEMBER 10, 1948, OF OUR CLAIMS DIVISION, ADDRESSED TO YOU AT GENERAL DELIVERY, HOPEWELL, VIRGINIA, YOU WERE ADVISED THAT OUR RECORDS SHOWED THAT FOR THE PERIOD DECEMBER 10, 1945, TO FEBRUARY 28, 1946, YOU WERE PAID IN FULL ON VOUCHERS NOS. 41369 AND 47422 OF THE MARCH AND APRIL 1946 ACCOUNTS, RESPECTIVELY, OF S. G. HARRISS, DISBURSING OFFICER. YOU WERE ALSO ADVISED THAT EXAMINATION OF A TRANSCRIPT OF YOUR FINAL PAY ACCOUNT FOR THE PERIOD, MAY 1 TO DECEMBER 10, 1946, DISCLOSED THAT THERE HAD ACCRUED TO YOU, AT THE DATE OF YOUR DISCHARGE, PAY IN THE AMOUNT OF $386.40. DURING SUCH PERIOD YOU WERE ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE FROM JUNE 6 TO AUGUST 8, 1946, DURING WHICH PERIOD NO PAY ACCRUED. HOWEVER, SUCH PAY ACCOUNT SHOWED THAT YOU WERE PROPERLY CHARGEABLE WITH THE SUM OF $421.89 AS ITEMIZED IN THE SETTLEMENT. SINCE THE ITEMS PROPERLY CHARGEABLE AGAINST YOU EXCEEDED THE ACCRUED PAY BY THE SUM OF $35.49, NO AMOUNT IS DUE YOU.

YOUR PAY ACCOUNT HAS BEEN RE-EXAMINED AND IT IS FOUND THAT, AS STATED IN THE SETTLEMENT OF SEPTEMBER 10, 1948, THE AMOUNTS DUE THE UNITED STATES EXCEED THE CREDITS DUE YOU BY THE SUM OF $35.49.

ACCORDINGLY, NO SUM IS DUE YOU FOR ARREARS OF PAY AT THE DATE OF YOUR DISCHARGE, DECEMBER 10, 1946. THE SETTLEMENT OF SEPTEMBER 10, 1948, WAS CORRECT AND IS SUSTAINED.