B-168862, MAR. 12, 1970

B-168862: Mar 12, 1970

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ENTITLEMENT IN VIEW OF FURTHER EVIDENCE EMPLOYEE WHO WAS DETERMINED TO BE INDEBTED TO UNITED STATES IN AMOUNT OF $57.02 REPRESENTING OVERPAYMENT IN MILEAGE OF 617 MILES AT .06 CENTS PER MILE AND PER DIEM OF $20 FOR APR. 15 AND 16 PAID BY VA MAY NOW BE ALLOWED MILEAGE FOR ROUND TRIP FROM ST. CONCLUDED THAT YOU WERE INDEBTED TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE AMOUNT OF $57.02 REPRESENTING AN OVERPAYMENT IN MILEAGE OF 617 MILES AT .06 CENTS A MILE AND PER DIEM OF $20 PAID BY THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION. LOUIS TO CHICAGO IS ALLOWABLE. WE WILL CONSIDER THE CASE CLOSED. A COPY OF THIS DECISION IS BEING FURNISHED TO THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION.

B-168862, MAR. 12, 1970

MILEAGE--TRAVEL BY PRIVATELY OWNED AUTOMOBILE--ENTITLEMENT IN VIEW OF FURTHER EVIDENCE EMPLOYEE WHO WAS DETERMINED TO BE INDEBTED TO UNITED STATES IN AMOUNT OF $57.02 REPRESENTING OVERPAYMENT IN MILEAGE OF 617 MILES AT .06 CENTS PER MILE AND PER DIEM OF $20 FOR APR. 15 AND 16 PAID BY VA MAY NOW BE ALLOWED MILEAGE FOR ROUND TRIP FROM ST. LOUIS TO CHICAGO SINCE RETURN TO ST. LOUIS OCCURRED APR. 16, 1967, BEFORE BEGINNING TRIP APR. 17, 1967 FOR VA BUT MUST REFUND $20 WHICH HE CONCEDED HE RECEIVED IN ERROR.

TO DR. B. N. PREMACHANDRA:

YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 21, 1970, REQUESTS RECONSIDERATION OF THE ACTION TAKEN IN OUR CLAIM SETTLEMENT LETTER OF DECEMBER 8, 1969, PERTAINING TO YOUR INDEBTEDNESS TO THE UNITED STATES INCIDENT TO TRAVEL PERFORMED BY YOU DURING APRIL 1967 AS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION.

OUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 8, 1969, CONCLUDED THAT YOU WERE INDEBTED TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE AMOUNT OF $57.02 REPRESENTING AN OVERPAYMENT IN MILEAGE OF 617 MILES AT .06 CENTS A MILE AND PER DIEM OF $20 PAID BY THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION.

IN VIEW OF THE ASSERTIONS CONTAINED IN YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 21, 1970, WE NOW REGARD YOUR RETURN TO ST. LOUIS AS HAVING OCCURRED ON APRIL 16, 1967, BEFORE BEGINNING YOUR TRIP ON APRIL 17, 1967, FOR THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION. THEREFORE, THE MILEAGE FOR THE ROUND TRIP FROM ST. LOUIS TO CHICAGO IS ALLOWABLE. UPON REFUND OF THE $20 PER DIEM TO THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION FOR APRIL 15 AND 16, WHICH YOU CONCEDE YOU RECEIVED IN ERROR, WE WILL CONSIDER THE CASE CLOSED.

A COPY OF THIS DECISION IS BEING FURNISHED TO THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION.