Claim for Reimbursement of Real Estate Expenses

B-203007: Oct 9, 1981

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A civilian Army employee requested reconsideration of the Claims Group's disallowance of his claim for reimbursement of real estate expenses incurred in the sale of one residence and the purchase of a second residence incident to his transfer from an overseas installation. Applicable regulations prohibit real estate payments to employees transferred from a duty post outside the United States. The Claims Group denied the claim under this controlling legal analysis. GAO is always willing to review and reconsider its claims settlement if a material mistake of fact or law is alleged and proven. However, no evidence had been offered to show that the Claims Group's adjudication involved any mistake of fact, nor were legal authorities or precedents cited to support any error of law. Accordingly, the Claims Group denial of the claim was sustained.

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