Waiver of Recovery of Overpayments Resulting From Erroneous Annuity Payments

B-185545: Mar 18, 1976

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The agency recommended waiver of recovery of annuity payments erroneously paid under the Survivor Benefit Plan to the widow of an employee. The overpayments to the member's widow, which resulted from a failure to consider Veterans Administration payments, should be waived since the widow was without fault, and recovery of the overpayments would be contrary to the purpose of the plan and against equity and good conscience.