B-151895, DEC. 11, 1963

B-151895: Dec 11, 1963

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SMITH: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 23. WHICH WAS WITHHELD FROM YOUR PAY WHILE YOU WERE IN THE U.S. WE EXPLAINED THAT WHILE YOU WERE IN THE MILITARY SERVICE YOU WERE ERRONEOUSLY CREDITED WITH BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR QUARTERS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1. THAT THE AMOUNT OF $492.90 WHICH WAS OTHERWISE DUE YOU HAD BEEN APPLIED TO REDUCE THIS DEBT SO THAT YOU NOW OWE THE UNITED STATES $1. FURTHER EXPLAINED THAT THE ACTION IN APPLYING WHAT WAS DUE YOU AGAINST WHAT YOU OWED THE GOVERNMENT WAS PROPER.

B-151895, DEC. 11, 1963

TO MR. WILLIE F. SMITH:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 23, 1963, AGAIN MAKING CLAIM FOR $492.90, WHICH WAS WITHHELD FROM YOUR PAY WHILE YOU WERE IN THE U.S. ARMY.

IN OUR DECISION TO YOU, B-151895, DATED AUGUST 9, 1963, COPY ENCLOSED, WE EXPLAINED THAT WHILE YOU WERE IN THE MILITARY SERVICE YOU WERE ERRONEOUSLY CREDITED WITH BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR QUARTERS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,867.64, AND THAT THE AMOUNT OF $492.90 WHICH WAS OTHERWISE DUE YOU HAD BEEN APPLIED TO REDUCE THIS DEBT SO THAT YOU NOW OWE THE UNITED STATES $1,374.74. FURTHER EXPLAINED THAT THE ACTION IN APPLYING WHAT WAS DUE YOU AGAINST WHAT YOU OWED THE GOVERNMENT WAS PROPER. HENCE NO AMOUNT MAY BE PAID TO YOU.

WE REQUEST ONCE MORE THAT YOU START MAKING PAYMENTS ON WHAT YOU OWE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE SEND YOUR FIRST PAYMENT EITHER BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER MADE PAYABLE TO THE "UNITED STATES GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE" AND FORWARD IT TO THE UNITED STATES GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE, POST OFFICE BOX 2610, WASHINGTON 13, D.C. ..END :