B-143225, JUL. 13, 1960

B-143225: Jul 13, 1960

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DEFINES THE TERM "DEPENDENT" AS INCLUDING STEPCHILDREN AND ADOPTED CHILDREN WHEN THEY ARE IN FACT DEPENDENT ON THE SERVICE MEMBER. THAT THE CHILDREN ARE IN FACT DEPENDENT UPON THE OFFICER. PAYMENT OF THE CLAIM OF ENSIGN BARR FOR THE TRAVEL OF HIS DEPENDENT CHILDREN (ADOPTED MINOR CHILDREN) WILL BE PASSED TO CREDIT IF SUCH CLAIM IS OTHERWISE PROPERLY PAYABLE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 7 OF THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS. THE PAPERS SUBMITTED WITH YOUR LETTER ARE RETURNED.

B-143225, JUL. 13, 1960

TO MR. F. E. LAMBERT, USCG, AUTHORIZED CERTIFYING OFFICER, UNITED STATES COAST GUARD:

BY FIRST ENDORSEMENT DATED JUNE 9, 1960, THE COMMANDANT, HEADQUARTERS, UNITED STATES COAST GUARD, FORWARDED YOUR LETTER OF THE SAME DATE, WITH ENCLOSURES, REQUESTING DECISION AS TO THE DEPENDENCY STATUS OF ADOPTED MINOR CHILDREN OF ENSIGN ROBERT L. BARR (6471), USCG, FOR PURPOSES OF THE OFFICER'S ENTITLEMENT TO THEIR TRANSPORTATION AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE INCIDENT TO A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 303 (C) OF THE CAREER COMPENSATION ACT OF 1949, 63 STAT. 814, AS AMENDED, AND THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS.

SECTION 102 (G) OF THE 1949 ACT, 63 STAT. 804, DEFINES THE TERM "DEPENDENT" AS INCLUDING STEPCHILDREN AND ADOPTED CHILDREN WHEN THEY ARE IN FACT DEPENDENT ON THE SERVICE MEMBER. IT APPEARS FROM THE EVIDENCE SUBMITTED THAT BY ADOPTION THE OFFICER HAS MINOR CHILDREN, RYAN DOUGLAS BARR AND KENTON MERLE BARR, AND THAT THE CHILDREN ARE IN FACT DEPENDENT UPON THE OFFICER. IT FURTHER APPEARS THAT THE OFFICER HAS MADE A CLAIM FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF TRAVEL FOR HIS DEPENDENTS INCIDENT TO A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION. ACCORDINGLY, PAYMENT OF THE CLAIM OF ENSIGN BARR FOR THE TRAVEL OF HIS DEPENDENT CHILDREN (ADOPTED MINOR CHILDREN) WILL BE PASSED TO CREDIT IF SUCH CLAIM IS OTHERWISE PROPERLY PAYABLE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 7 OF THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS.

THE PAPERS SUBMITTED WITH YOUR LETTER ARE RETURNED.

THIS DECISION, OR A COPY, SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE ACCOUNT WHEREIN CREDIT UNDER THIS DECISION ..END :