B-144651, DEC. 30, 1960

B-144651: Dec 30, 1960

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HAIRSTON: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED JULY 25. THE RECORD SHOWS THAT YOU WERE INDUCTED INTO THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES ON DECEMBER 7. IS AS FOLLOWS: TABLE CREDITS BASE PAY AT $50 PER MO. NO PAY ACCRUING FOR THE PERIOD WHILE YOU WERE ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE. COVERING THE AMOUNTS WHICH YOU WERE REQUIRED TO PAY TO THE UNITED STATES DURING THE PERIOD. SINCE THE DEBITS IN YOUR ACCOUNT EXCEED THE PAY DUE BY $22.20 NO BALANCE OF PAY IS DUE YOU FOR PERIOD SEPTEMBER 1. THE ACTION OF OUR CLAIMS DIVISION IN DENYING YOUR CLAIM WAS CORRECT. IS SUSTAINED. IT IS HOPED THIS LETTER WILL ENABLE YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE REASONS WHY YOUR CLAIM MUST BE DENIED.

B-144651, DEC. 30, 1960

TO MR. PATRICK M. HAIRSTON:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED JULY 25, 1960, FORWARDED HERE BY THE FINANCE CENTER, U.S. ARMY, INDIANAPOLIS 49, INDIANA, IN EFFECT REQUESTING REVIEW OF OUR SETTLEMENT OF JUNE 9, 1945, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM FOR PAY INCIDENT TO YOUR SERVICE WITH THE U.S. ARMY.

THE RECORD SHOWS THAT YOU WERE INDUCTED INTO THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES ON DECEMBER 7, 1943, AND DISCHARGED ON MARCH 10, 1945, AS PRIVATE, PATIENT DETACHMENT, FORT BRAGG, NORTH CAROLINA. YOU RECEIVED YOUR ARMY PAY UNTIL AUGUST 31, 1944, AND A STATEMENT OF YOUR FINAL PAY ACCOUNT COVERING THE PERIOD FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 1944, TO MARCH 10, 1945, IS AS FOLLOWS:

TABLE

CREDITS

BASE PAY AT $50 PER MO. FOR PERIOD 9/1 - 12/10/44 $166.66

ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE, 12/11 - 12/44 0.00

BASE PAY AT $50 PER MO. FOR PERIOD 12/21/44 - 3/10/45 133.34

$300.00

DEBITS

LAUNDRY $3.00

GOV-T PROPERTY LOST OR DAMAGED 2.00

CL N-/INSURANCE) ALLOT. 9/44 - 2/45 AT $6.90 41.40

CL F ALLOWANCE, 9/44 - 3/45 AT $22.00 154.00

COURT MARTIAL FINES 121.80 322.20

EXCESS OF DEBITS OVER CREDITS $ 22.20

DURING THE PERIOD COVERED BY THAT ACCOUNT YOU BECAME ENTITLED TO A TOTAL AMOUNT OF PAY OF $300, NO PAY ACCRUING FOR THE PERIOD WHILE YOU WERE ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE. THE DEBITS IN YOUR ACCOUNT, COVERING THE AMOUNTS WHICH YOU WERE REQUIRED TO PAY TO THE UNITED STATES DURING THE PERIOD, MUST BE DEDUCTED FROM THE PAY DUE YOU AND ONLY ANY BALANCE OF PAY REMAINING AFTER SUCH DEDUCTIONS LEGALLY MAY BE PAID. SINCE THE DEBITS IN YOUR ACCOUNT EXCEED THE PAY DUE BY $22.20 NO BALANCE OF PAY IS DUE YOU FOR PERIOD SEPTEMBER 1, 1944, TO MARCH 10, 1945, AND THE ACTION OF OUR CLAIMS DIVISION IN DENYING YOUR CLAIM WAS CORRECT. ACCORDINGLY, THE SETTLEMENT OF JUNE 9, 1945, IS SUSTAINED.

IT IS HOPED THIS LETTER WILL ENABLE YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE REASONS WHY YOUR CLAIM MUST BE DENIED.