B-140302, OCT. 12, 1959

B-140302: Oct 12, 1959

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PAULMEYER: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED MAY 31. ADVISED YOU THAT THE RECORD SHOWED THAT YOU WERE LAST PAID IN FULL TO INCLUDE SEPTEMBER 30. YOU WERE ALSO ADVISED THAT AN EXAMINATION OF A TRANSCRIPT OF YOUR PAY ACCOUNT FOR THE PERIOD OCTOBER 1. DURING SUCH PERIOD YOU WERE ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE. SUCH PAY ACCOUNT SHOWS THAT YOU WERE INDEBTED IN AN AMOUNT WHICH EXCEEDED THE PAY DUE YOU. YOUR PAY ACCOUNT HAS BEEN REEXAMINED AND IT IS FOUND THAT THE AMOUNT DUE THE GOVERNMENT EXCEEDS THE AMOUNTS TO WHICH YOU WERE ENTITLED. INCLUDED AMONG THE ITEMS PROPERLY CHARGEABLE AGAINST YOU IS ONE IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $418 REPRESENTING YOUR CONTRIBUTION FOR FAMILY ALLOWANCE PAYMENTS MADE TO YOUR DEPENDENTS.

B-140302, OCT. 12, 1959

TO MR. FRED E. PAULMEYER:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED MAY 31, 1959, FORWARDED HERE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY CONCERNING YOUR CLAIM FOR ARREARS OF PAY BELIEVED TO BE DUE AT THE DATE OF YOUR DISCHARGE, FEBRUARY 4, 1947, AS AN ENLISTED MAN OF THE ARMY.

AFTER THE RECEIPT HERE OF YOUR ORIGINAL CLAIM DATED JANUARY 7, 1948, FOR PAY BELIEVED TO BE DUE YOU AT DISCHARGE, OUR CLAIMS DIVISION BY SETTLEMENT DATED JULY 22, 1948, ADDRESSED TO YOU AT ROUTE 3, BOX 115, MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, ADVISED YOU THAT THE RECORD SHOWED THAT YOU WERE LAST PAID IN FULL TO INCLUDE SEPTEMBER 30, 1943. YOU WERE ALSO ADVISED THAT AN EXAMINATION OF A TRANSCRIPT OF YOUR PAY ACCOUNT FOR THE PERIOD OCTOBER 1, 1943, TO FEBRUARY 4, 1947, DISCLOSED THAT THERE HAD ACCRUED TO YOU, AT THE DATE OF YOUR DISCHARGE, PAY IN THE AMOUNT OF $393.33. DURING SUCH PERIOD YOU WERE ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE, OR CONFINED BY CIVIL AUTHORITIES, FROM OCTOBER 11 TO NOVEMBER 22, 1943, FROM JANUARY 7, 1944, THROUGH JULY 1, 1945, FROM JULY 16 THROUGH AUGUST 3, 1945, AND FROM JANUARY 22, 1946, THROUGH FEBRUARY 4, 1947, DURING WHICH PERIODS NO PAY ACCRUED. HOWEVER, SUCH PAY ACCOUNT SHOWS THAT YOU WERE INDEBTED IN AN AMOUNT WHICH EXCEEDED THE PAY DUE YOU.

YOUR PAY ACCOUNT HAS BEEN REEXAMINED AND IT IS FOUND THAT THE AMOUNT DUE THE GOVERNMENT EXCEEDS THE AMOUNTS TO WHICH YOU WERE ENTITLED. INCLUDED AMONG THE ITEMS PROPERLY CHARGEABLE AGAINST YOU IS ONE IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $418 REPRESENTING YOUR CONTRIBUTION FOR FAMILY ALLOWANCE PAYMENTS MADE TO YOUR DEPENDENTS. SUCH CONTRIBUTION WAS AT THE RATE OF $22 A MONTH FOR THE MONTHS OF OCTOBER 1943 THROUGH JANUARY 1944 AND FOR THE MONTHS OF NOVEMBER 1945, THROUGH JANUARY 1947, A TOTAL OF 19 MONTHS, AND A CHARGE REPRESENTING THAT AMOUNT WAS REQUIRED BY EXISTING LAW AND REGULATIONS TO BE MADE AGAINST YOUR PAY. SINCE SUCH CHARGE,IRRESPECTIVE OF OTHER ITEMS CHARGEABLE AGAINST YOU, WAS IN EXCESS OF THE PAY DUE, IT WILL BE SEEN THAT NO SUM MAY BE PAID TO YOU INCIDENT TO YOUR SERVICE IN THE ARMY.