Settlement of Claim for Shipment of Household Goods

B-185251: Jul 28, 1976

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A former member appealed the disallowance of his claim for reimbursement of charges incurred in the shipment of his household goods incident to retirement. Although the delivery van was not able to travel to the designated location and delivered the goods elsewhere, the goods are considered inseparable from the member, and the government must pay costs of forwarding the goods to the proper destination. Storage charges may not be reimbursed since the member exhausted the allowable 1-year period.