Travel Expenses and Dislocation Allowance at With Dependents Rate

B-186308: Jul 22, 1976

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A member's claim for payment of his child's travel expenses and dislocation allowance at the with dependents rate incident to a change of station was questioned. The child was not considered a dependent since the member's wife had been granted legal custody of the child in a divorce decree, and the wife's special power of attorney granting temporary custody of the father without consent of the court lacked legal effect.