Claim for Reimbursement of Travel Expenses Submitted Late

B-189237: Nov 3, 1977

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An Air Force member requested reconsideration of a settlement which disallowed his claim for reimbursement of travel in the vicinity of his permanent duty station. The claim, which was submitted over 1 year after the performance of the travel, was paid despite an Air Force administrative regulation providing that such claims will be submitted within 1 month. Since the delay was due to misinformation as to entitlement, the claim was approved by the proper authority, and the controlling law did not provide for denial of a claim if not submitted within a specified period.