Disallowance of Claim for Which No Records Were Available

B-190599: Dec 9, 1977

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A former member of the U.S. Navy Reserve appealed a settlement which disallowed his claim for flight pay and sea and foreign duty aviation pay incident to service in the Navy in 1946. Since the claim was previously disallowed and there was no documentation available from any source to establish the liability of the United States and since the employee failed to make inquiry about the claim for 28 years, the settlement was sustained.