B-135434, MAR. 25, 1958

B-135434: Mar 25, 1958

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THERE WERE ENCLOSED WITH YOUR LETTER CERTIFIED COPIES OF DECREES OF ADOPTION DATED JANUARY 15 AND OCTOBER 24. MAIN WAS BORN AUGUST 6. MAIN WAS BORN OCTOBER 24. THAT THEY HAVE NO OTHER INCOME. THE OFFICER WILL BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE DEPENDENTS (ADOPTED MINOR CHILDREN) WITHIN THE MEANING OF SECTION 102 (G) OF THE CAREER COMPENSATION ACT OF 1949. PAYMENT TO HIM OF AN INCREASED BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR QUARTERS AS FOR AN OFFICER WITH DEPENDENTS IS AUTHORIZED. PROVIDED THE ALLOWANCE IS OTHERWISE PAYABLE. FOR SUCH TIME AS THERE IS NO MATERIAL CHANGE IN THE DEPENDENCY STATUS OF THE CHILDREN. THE DEPENDENCY CERTIFICATE (DD FORM 137) AND SUPPORTING PAPERS ARE RETURNED. SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE ACCOUNT WHERE CREDIT FOR THE PAYMENTS IS AUTHORIZED IS FIRST CLAIMED.

B-135434, MAR. 25, 1958

TO MR. W. E. RILEY, AUTHORIZED CERTIFYING OFFICER, THROUGH HEADQUARTERS, UNITED STATES COAST GUARD:

YOUR LETTER OF FEBRUARY 19, 1958, REQUESTS AN ADVANCE DECISION WHETHER COMMANDER WILLIAM H. MAIN, 35659, UNITED STATES COAST GUARD RESERVE, MAY BE CREDITED WITH AN INCREASED BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR QUARTERS ON ACCOUNT OF TWO ADOPTED CHILDREN (WILLIAM L. AND NANCY J. MAIN) ON AND AFTER NOVEMBER 30, 1957.

THERE WERE ENCLOSED WITH YOUR LETTER CERTIFIED COPIES OF DECREES OF ADOPTION DATED JANUARY 15 AND OCTOBER 24, 1952, IN THE MATTER OF ADOPTION OF EACH OF THE CHILDREN BY WILLIAM H. MAIN AND RUTH L. MAIN; THE OFFICER'S DEPENDENCY CERTIFICATE (DD FORM 137); AN AFFIDAVIT EXECUTED BY RUTH LUND MAIN; CERTIFIED COPIES OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE FOR EACH OF THE CHILDREN; AND A CERTIFIED COPY OF A FINAL DECREE OF DIVORCE ISSUED AUGUST 22, 1957, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, HOWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, TERMINATING THE MARRIAGE BETWEEN WILLIAM H. MAIN AND RUTH L. MAIN AND AWARDING THE CARE, CUSTODY, AND CONTROL OF THE CHILDREN TO THE LATTER. IT APPEARS FROM THE ENCLOSURES THAT WILLIAM L. MAIN WAS BORN AUGUST 6, 1950; THAT NANCY J. MAIN WAS BORN OCTOBER 24, 1951; THAT THE CHILDREN RESIDE WITH THEIR ADOPTIVE MOTHER; THAT THE OFFICER CONTRIBUTES $200 A MONTH FOR THEIR SUPPORT; AND THAT THEY HAVE NO OTHER INCOME.

ON THE EVIDENCE SUBMITTED, THE OFFICER WILL BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE DEPENDENTS (ADOPTED MINOR CHILDREN) WITHIN THE MEANING OF SECTION 102 (G) OF THE CAREER COMPENSATION ACT OF 1949, 63 STAT. 804, AND PAYMENT TO HIM OF AN INCREASED BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR QUARTERS AS FOR AN OFFICER WITH DEPENDENTS IS AUTHORIZED, PROVIDED THE ALLOWANCE IS OTHERWISE PAYABLE, BEGINNING NOVEMBER 30, 1957, AND FOR SUCH TIME AS THERE IS NO MATERIAL CHANGE IN THE DEPENDENCY STATUS OF THE CHILDREN.

THE DEPENDENCY CERTIFICATE (DD FORM 137) AND SUPPORTING PAPERS ARE RETURNED. SUCH EVIDENCE, TOGETHER WITH THIS DECISION, OR A COPY, SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE ACCOUNT WHERE CREDIT FOR THE PAYMENTS IS AUTHORIZED IS FIRST CLAIMED.