Claim for Additional Retired Pay

B-193181: May 22, 1979

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An Army member who was erroneously paid retired pay based upon the grade of major rather than the appropriate grade of lieutenant colonel, from his date of retirement in 1966 until the error was discovered in 1977, appealed denial of a part of his claim for the period November 30, 1966 through September 25, 1971. As statutorily provided, the member was paid the portion of his claim for the 6 years prior to first receipt of the claim at GAO on September 26, 1977. However, the balance of the claim was barred from consideration since it accrued prior to this 6-year period. The previous determination was sustained.