[Appeal of Denied Claims for Compensation for World War II Service]

B-230322,B-230323,B-230324,B-230326,B-230327: Jun 9, 1988

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Five former members of the military forces of the Philippines appealed the denial of their claims for compensation for services rendered during World War II. GAO held that: (1) it was statutorily barred from considering claims received more than 6 years after they accrued; (2) it lacked the jurisdictional authority to waive the time limitation; and (3) the claimants should present their claims to the Philippine government for adjudication. Accordingly, the claims were denied.