B-143776, AUG. 25, 1960

B-143776: Aug 25, 1960

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DEFINES THE TERM "DEPENDENT" AS INCLUDING STEPCHILDREN AND ADOPTED CHILDREN WHEN THEY ARE IN FACT. THAT THE CHILD IS IN FACT DEPENDENT UPON THE OFFICER. PAYMENT OF THE CLAIM OF CHBOSN WALSH FOR THE TRAVEL OF THIS DEPENDENT STEPDAUGHTER 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-143776, AUG. 25, 1960

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

BY FIRST ENDORSEMENT DATED AUGUST 5, 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 THE MINOR STEPDAUGHTER OF CHBOSN (W-4) JAMES R. WALSH (28081), USCG, FOR PURPOSES OF THE OFFICER'S ENTITLEMENT TO HER 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 MARRIAGE TO THE CHILD'S MOTHER THE OFFICER HAS A MINOR STEPDAUGHTER, CORNELIA WALSH, AND THAT THE CHILD IS IN FACT DEPENDENT UPON THE OFFICER. HE HAS MADE A CLAIM FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF TRAVEL FOR HIS STEPDAUGHTER INCIDENT TO A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION. ACCORDINGLY, PAYMENT OF THE CLAIM OF CHBOSN WALSH FOR THE TRAVEL OF THIS DEPENDENT STEPDAUGHTER 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 :