[Carrier's Claim for DFAS Off-Set for Freight Damage]

B-256666: Dec 8, 1994

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A carrier requested review of a Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) off-set for damages to a member's household goods, contending that: (1) the freight charges on the damaged items were refundable; and (2) DFAS failed to give it adequate proof that the items were beyond repair at reasonable costs. GAO held that: (1) DFAS gave the carrier copies of the applicable damage estimates and other evidence that the items were destroyed; (2) the carrier failed to show that one item's estimated repair cost was unreasonable; and (3) DFAS reasonably determined that the items were beyond repair. Accordingly, the claim was denied.