Request for Disability Pay and Allowances for Injuries While on Travel Status

B-189360: Dec 30, 1977

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Lt. Col. Peter W. Kraska, Chief, Accounting and Finance Division, Air Force Accounting and Finance Center, requested an advance decision on the propriety of paying a member for disability pay and allowances for injuries sustained while en route to attend a regularly scheduled inactive duty assembly. The payments cannot be allowed since the member had not yet reported for duty, and the authorizing statute does not allow disability pay for members while employed on inactive duty travel.