B-238126, Mar 27, 1990

B-238126: Mar 27, 1990

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Which accrued more than 6 years from the date the claim was filed in GAO. Is barred by the 6-year limitation set forth in 31 U.S.C. We are without authority to waive or modify the application of 31 U.S.C. 1989) that her claim for excess health benefits premiums deducted from her pay is barred under 31 U.S.C. Sec. 3702(b) (1982) since it was not received by the General Accounting Office within the 6-year time limitation specified in that provision. She was reimbursed for the excess premiums she paid from April 4. Up through the current time when her premiums were corrected from a high-option plan to a low-option plan. Since her claim was not forwarded here by her agency until January 1989.

B-238126, Mar 27, 1990

CIVILIAN PERSONNEL - Compensation - Payroll deductions - Health insurance - Overdeductions - Statutes of limitation DIGEST: A portion of an employee's claim for excess health benefits premiums deducted from her pay, which accrued more than 6 years from the date the claim was filed in GAO, is barred by the 6-year limitation set forth in 31 U.S.C. Sec. 3702(b) (1982). Although the employee's agency delayed filing the claim with GAO, we are without authority to waive or modify the application of 31 U.S.C. Sec. 3702(b).

Elizabeth L. Campman:

Mrs. Elizabeth L. Campman has appealed the determination of our Claims Group (Z-2866297, Aug. 22, 1989) that her claim for excess health benefits premiums deducted from her pay is barred under 31 U.S.C. Sec. 3702(b) (1982) since it was not received by the General Accounting Office within the 6-year time limitation specified in that provision. Mrs. Campman paid excess premiums for her health insurance since 1966, but she was reimbursed for the excess premiums she paid from April 4, 1982, up through the current time when her premiums were corrected from a high-option plan to a low-option plan. Since her claim was not forwarded here by her agency until January 1989, that part of her claim from 1966 to April 4, 1982, which has not been paid, may not be considered here on the merits since no part of it accrued within 6 years of receipt in this Office. U.S.C. Sec. 3702(b); Phyllis Rinkach, B-210748, Aug. 3, 1983. The action by our Claims Group is sustained.