B-154486, JUL. 2, 1964

B-154486: Jul 2, 1964

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THE AMOUNT IN QUESTION INITIALLY WAS PAID TO JOHN A. WHOSE WHEREABOUTS NOW ARE UNDERSTOOD TO BE UNKNOWN. SINAGEL WAS NOT THE LAWFUL SPOUSE OF DECEDENT MINNIE JO SINAGEL. WHICH IS RETURNED HEREWITH. WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED INFORMALLY BY THE BUREAU OF RETIREMENT AND INSURANCE. SINAGEL WAS PAID TO JOHN A.

B-154486, JUL. 2, 1964

TO MISS MAE H. BEACH, DEPARTMENTAL CERTIFYING OFFICER, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE:

YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 12, 1964, WITH ENCLOSED VOUCHER FOR $434.08, IN FAVOR OF MRS. MARTHA E. BELCHER, AS GUARDIAN OF THE MINOR CHILDREN OF MINNIE JO SINAGEL, DECEASED CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE OF THE AIR FORCE, COVERING UNPAID COMPENSATION DUE FOR THE PERIOD NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 7, 1963, ASKS OUR DECISION WHETHER THE VOUCHER MAY BE CERTIFIED FOR PAYMENT.

THE AMOUNT IN QUESTION INITIALLY WAS PAID TO JOHN A. SINAGEL, WHOSE WHEREABOUTS NOW ARE UNDERSTOOD TO BE UNKNOWN, UPON HIS APPLICATION AS ALLEGED SPOUSE OF DECEDENT. THE EVIDENCE NOW BEFORE US, OBTAINED FROM THE OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES GROUP LIFE INSURANCE, SUPPLEMENTING THAT TRANSMITTED WITH YOUR LETTER, REASONABLY SUPPORTS THE CONCLUSION THAT JOHN A. SINAGEL WAS NOT THE LAWFUL SPOUSE OF DECEDENT MINNIE JO SINAGEL.

THEREFORE THE VOUCHER, WHICH IS RETURNED HEREWITH, MAY BE CERTIFIED FOR PAYMENT TO THE GUARDIAN OF THE MINOR CHILDREN OF MINNIE JO SINAGEL, DECEASED.

WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED INFORMALLY BY THE BUREAU OF RETIREMENT AND INSURANCE, CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION, THAT THERE REMAINS A BALANCE OF $67.08 IN THE RETIREMENT ACCOUNT OF JOHN A. SINAGEL WHICH SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO PARTIALLY REIMBURSE THE APPROPRIATION FROM WHICH THE UNPAID COMPENSATION DUE MRS. SINAGEL WAS PAID TO JOHN A. SINAGEL, UPON YOUR DEPARTMENT'S APPLICATION THEREFOR TO THE UNITED STATES CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.