Claim of Widow for Pay and Allowances Due Her Late Husband

B-189235: Jan 10, 1978

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The widow of a retired army member appealed a settlement denying her claim for retirement pay due her late husband. The member had completed a Record of Emergency Data designating his children to share in pay and allowances due him. Since the member designated his children to receive these funds, the fact that the widow was the beneficiary of other funds did not entitle her to receive these funds.