B-235145, May 7, 1991

B-235145: May 7, 1991

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MILITARY PERSONNEL - Pay - Medical treatment - Expenses - Reimbursement DIGEST: A former member of the Army Reserve may not be reimbursed for civilian medical bills incurred while not on active duty even thought the treatment was for a disease contracted in the line of duty. Nor are they reimbursable due to any error or negligence of Army personnel in not properly referring him for expert military medical care. Your claim is based on the allegation that these medical expenses were incurred by you due to the Army's failure to properly diagnose your illness. Is circumscribed by the Army regulations involved. Except under limited circumstances which are not applicable to your case.

B-235145, May 7, 1991

MILITARY PERSONNEL - Pay - Medical treatment - Expenses - Reimbursement DIGEST: A former member of the Army Reserve may not be reimbursed for civilian medical bills incurred while not on active duty even thought the treatment was for a disease contracted in the line of duty. Nor are they reimbursable due to any error or negligence of Army personnel in not properly referring him for expert military medical care.

MSG Vito Mariano, Retired:

This responds to your appeal of our Claims Group's settlement in Z 2866029, involving reimbursement of civilian medical expenses incurred by you.

Essentially, your claim is based on the allegation that these medical expenses were incurred by you due to the Army's failure to properly diagnose your illness. Our jurisdiction to consider your claim, however, is circumscribed by the Army regulations involved, which preclude reimbursement for civilian medical expenses, except under limited circumstances which are not applicable to your case. Accordingly, we affirm our prior settlement.