Claim for Hospitalization Benefits

B-204347: Dec 23, 1981

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An Army National Guard member contracted a disease during a 5-day period of full-time training duty. It was undisputed that the individual had a disease rather than an injury, and a claim for standard military benefits was made by the individual. GAO concluded that, since this disability occurred during a period of training duty which did not exceed 30 days, the individual was not entitled to hospitalization or medical benefits under military regulations.

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