B-150348, JAN. 14, 1963

B-150348: Jan 14, 1963

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YOUR CLAIM WAS FILED ON BEHALF OF GILBERT WENDELL PRICE. ADVISED YOU THAT PAYMENT COULD NOT BE MADE ON YOUR CLAIM BECAUSE THE DECEDENT IS SURVIVED BY A WIDOWER WHO IS THE PREFERRED DISTRIBUTEE UNDER THE ACT OF AUGUST 3. YOU CONTEND THAT THE WIDOWER SHOULD NOT BE ENTITLED TO THE COMPENSATION DUE SINCE HE IS BEING HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF MRS. SO AS TO REFLECT WHETHER OR NOT FELONIOUS INTENT WAS INVOLVED IN THE DEATH OF MRS.

B-150348, JAN. 14, 1963

TO MRS. CAROLINE V. BROWN:

YOUR LETTER OF NOVEMBER 17, 1962, REQUESTS RECONSIDERATION OF OUR SETTLEMENT OF AUGUST 30, 1962, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM FOR THE UNPAID COMPENSATION DUE MRS. ERNESTINE G. PRICE, DECEASED, AS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE UNITED STATES CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION AT THE DATE OF HER DEATH ON JULY 5, 1962. YOUR CLAIM WAS FILED ON BEHALF OF GILBERT WENDELL PRICE, THE MINOR CHILD OF THE LATE MRS. ERNESTINE G. PRICE.

OUR SETTLEMENT OF AUGUST 30, ADVISED YOU THAT PAYMENT COULD NOT BE MADE ON YOUR CLAIM BECAUSE THE DECEDENT IS SURVIVED BY A WIDOWER WHO IS THE PREFERRED DISTRIBUTEE UNDER THE ACT OF AUGUST 3, 1950, 5 U.S.C. 61F. YOU CONTEND THAT THE WIDOWER SHOULD NOT BE ENTITLED TO THE COMPENSATION DUE SINCE HE IS BEING HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF MRS. ERNESTINE G. PRICE.

THE FILE DOES NOT SHOW THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE DECEDENT'S DEATH, NOR DOES IT CONTAIN ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING THE OUTCOME OF ANY CRIMINAL OR OTHER PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE WIDOWER, MR. WALTER R. PRICE, SO AS TO REFLECT WHETHER OR NOT FELONIOUS INTENT WAS INVOLVED IN THE DEATH OF MRS. PRICE.

AS STATED IN OUR SETTLEMENT OF AUGUST 30, 1962, WE CANNOT CONSIDER THE MATTER FURTHER UNTIL YOU FURNISH US WITH INFORMATION SHOWING THAT THE DECEDENT'S DEATH RESULTED FROM FELONIOUS ACTION ON THE PART OF HER HUSBAND. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO OBTAIN INFORMATION TO THAT EFFECT (FROM COURT RECORDS OR OTHERWISE) THEN YOU SHOULD ALSO FURNISH A SHORT FORM CERTIFICATE UNDER SEAL OF THE ..END :