B-127814, SEP. 19, 1956

B-127814: Sep 19, 1956

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HUNTLEY: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO A LETTER DATED AUGUST 13. OUR OFFICE IS REQUIRED BY LAW TO SETTLE CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY THE GOVERNMENT (31 U.S.C. 71). IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT YOU ARE EMPLOYED BY THE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION. WE HAVE REQUESTED THAT OFFICE TO CONSIDER YOUR CASE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT OF JULY 15. YOU UNDOUBTEDLY WILL BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLAIN YOUR FINANCIAL STATUS IN ORDER TO ASSIST THAT OFFICE IN DETERMINING WHAT COLLECTION PROCEDURE SHOULD BE ADOPTED IN YOUR CASE.

B-127814, SEP. 19, 1956

MRS. BERNICE E. HUNTLEY:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO A LETTER DATED AUGUST 13, 1956, FROM MR. W. E. CUMBERLAND IN RESPONSE TO OUR LETTER DATED AUGUST 7, 1956, TO YOU, WHICH SUSTAINED THE PRIOR DETERMINATION OF YOUR INDEBTEDNESS TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,070 ON ACCOUNT OF ERRONEOUS PAYMENTS OF FAMILY ALLOWANCE MADE TO YOU DURING THE PERIOD JUNE 1, 1942, TO AUGUST 31, 1945, AS THE ALLEGED WIFE OF MR. HERBERT L. HUNTLEY.

MR. CUMBERLAND'S LETTER STATES NO RELEVENT FACTS NOT PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED AND HENCE DOES NOT WARRANT ANY MODIFICATION OR RECONSIDERATION OF THE PRIOR ACTION IN THE MATTER. OUR OFFICE IS REQUIRED BY LAW TO SETTLE CLAIMS AND DEMANDS BY THE GOVERNMENT (31 U.S.C. 71), AND THAT AUTHORITY INCLUDES THE DUTY OF EFFECTING THE COLLECTION OF DEBTS DUE THE GOVERNMENT.

IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT YOU ARE EMPLOYED BY THE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION. WE HAVE REQUESTED THAT OFFICE TO CONSIDER YOUR CASE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT OF JULY 15, 1954, 68 STAT. 482--- AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE COLLECTION OF INDEBTEDNESS OF MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PERSONNEL RESULTING FROM ERRONEOUS PAYMENTS--- WITH A VIEW TO APPLYING A PORTION OF YOUR COMPENSATION TO LIQUIDATE SUCH INDEBTEDNESS. YOU UNDOUBTEDLY WILL BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLAIN YOUR FINANCIAL STATUS IN ORDER TO ASSIST THAT OFFICE IN DETERMINING WHAT COLLECTION PROCEDURE SHOULD BE ADOPTED IN YOUR CASE.

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