B-99651, JAN. 12, 1960

B-99651: Jan 12, 1960

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CARRIDO: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 16. THERE WAS NO BASIS UPON WHICH WE COULD DETERMINE WHAT AMOUNT. WAS AUTHORIZED TO BE PAID TO YOU AS MONETARY ALLOWANCE IN LIEU OF QUARTERS FOR A DEPENDENT MOTHER. FURTHER ACTION ON YOUR CLAIM WAS NOT WARRANTED. AS WE HAVE EXPLAINED TO YOU. PAYMENT OF QUARTERS ALLOWANCE WAS PAYABLE TO CERTAIN PHILIPPINE SCOUTS AT THE RATE OF NOT TO EXCEED 65 CENTS A DAY FOR ACTUAL EXPENSES INCURRED FOR THE LODGING OF THE DEPENDENT. THAT THE RECORDS SHOW THAT YOU WERE PAID FOR 60 DAYS OF ACCRUED LEAVE. WHEN YOU WERE DISCHARGED ON JANUARY 5.

B-99651, JAN. 12, 1960

TO MR. BENJAMIN C. CARRIDO:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 16, 1959, FURTHER CONCERNING YOUR CLAIM FOR MONETARY ALLOWANCE IN LIEU OF QUARTERS ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR DEPENDENT MOTHER BELIEVED TO BE DUE INCIDENT TO YOUR SERVICE IN THE PHILIPPINE SCOUTS DURING THE PERIOD NOVEMBER 18, 1947, TO JANUARY 5, 1949.

BY DECISION OF JANUARY 4, 1951, B-99651, WE ADVISED YOU THAT UNLESS AND UNTIL YOU FURNISHED ACCEPTABLE EVIDENCE SHOWING THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY EXPENDED FOR THE LODGING OF YOUR DEPENDENT MOTHER DURING THE PERIOD OF YOUR CLAIM, THERE WAS NO BASIS UPON WHICH WE COULD DETERMINE WHAT AMOUNT, IF ANY, WAS AUTHORIZED TO BE PAID TO YOU AS MONETARY ALLOWANCE IN LIEU OF QUARTERS FOR A DEPENDENT MOTHER. LATER, BY DECISION DATED MAY 3, 1951, B- 99651, WE ADVISED YOU THAT SINCE THE AFFIDAVIT FURNISHED WITH YOUR LETTER OF FEBRUARY 12, 1951, DID NOT CONSTITUTE ACCEPTABLE EVIDENCE OF THE AMOUNT EXPENDED EACH MONTH FOR THE LODGING OF YOUR MOTHER, FURTHER ACTION ON YOUR CLAIM WAS NOT WARRANTED.

AS WE HAVE EXPLAINED TO YOU, PAYMENT OF QUARTERS ALLOWANCE WAS PAYABLE TO CERTAIN PHILIPPINE SCOUTS AT THE RATE OF NOT TO EXCEED 65 CENTS A DAY FOR ACTUAL EXPENSES INCURRED FOR THE LODGING OF THE DEPENDENT. YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 16, 1959, PRESENTS NO INFORMATION WHICH COULD FORM A BASIS FOR RECONSIDERATION OF THE ACTION TAKEN ON YOUR CLAIM. ACCORDINGLY, WE MUST ADHERE TO THE DECISIONS OF JANUARY 4, 1951, AND MAY 3, 1951, SUSTAINING THE SETTLEMENT OF OUR CLAIMS DIVISION DATED AUGUST 17, 1950, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM.

NO "PUBLIC LAW 1772, 81ST CONGRESS" CITED IN YOUR LETTER HAS BEEN LOCATED AND WE KNOW OF NO PAY AND ALLOWANCE ITEM NOT PREVIOUSLY CLAIMED ARISING INCIDENT TO YOUR MILITARY SERVICE WHICH WOULD NOT NOW BE BARRED FROM CONSIDERATION BY OUR OFFICE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT OF OCTOBER 9, 1940, 54 STAT. 1061. IT MAY BE STATED, HOWEVER, THAT THE RECORDS SHOW THAT YOU WERE PAID FOR 60 DAYS OF ACCRUED LEAVE, THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT AUTHORIZED, WHEN YOU WERE DISCHARGED ON JANUARY 5, 1949.