B-177378, DEC 12, 1972

B-177378: Dec 12, 1972

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WHICH WAS THE RESULT OF ADMINISTRATIVE ERRORS ON THE PART OF GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL WHO FAILED TO CANCEL THE ALLOTMENT AS DIRECTED BY THE FORMER SERVICEMAN. WHICH WAS THE RESULT OF ADMINISTRATIVE ERRORS ON THE PART OF GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL WHO FAILED TO CANCEL THE ALLOTMENT AS DIRECTED BY THE FORMER SERVICEMAN. THIS MATTER IS THE SUBJECT OF PRIVATE RELIEF LEGISLATION. A DETERMINATION OF UNCOLLECTABILITY WAS MADE BY THE CLAIMS DIVISION.

B-177378, DEC 12, 1972

OVERPAYMENT - WAIVER OF INDEBTEDNESS - RELIEF LEGISLATION DECISION WAIVING THE INDEBTEDNESS OF LINDA L. DAVIS, ARISING FROM OVERPAYMENTS OF CLASS E ALLOTMENT FOR THE MONTHS OF SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 1968, PAID TO HER AS THE WIFE OF STEVEN D. WOOTEN, WHICH WAS THE RESULT OF ADMINISTRATIVE ERRORS ON THE PART OF GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL WHO FAILED TO CANCEL THE ALLOTMENT AS DIRECTED BY THE FORMER SERVICEMAN. UNDER THE AUTHORITY CONFERRED BY PUBLIC LAW 92-453 OF OCTOBER 2, 1972, AND IN VIEW OF THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES INVOLVED IN THE CASE, INDICATING NO FAULT ON THE PART OF MRS. DAVIS. GAO HEREBY WAIVES THE ABOVE-MENTIONED CLAIM OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST LINDA L. DAVIS.

TO MR. SECRETARY:

WE REFER TO THE INDEBTEDNESS OF MRS. LINDA L. DAVIS IN THE AMOUNT OF $440 ARISING FROM OVERPAYMENTS OF CLASS E ALLOTMENT FOR THE MONTHS OF SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 1968, PAID TO HER AS THE WIFE OF STEVEN D. WOOTEN, ARMY SERVICE NUMBER RA 16 854 959, A FORMER MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY, WHICH WAS THE RESULT OF ADMINISTRATIVE ERRORS ON THE PART OF GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL WHO FAILED TO CANCEL THE ALLOTMENT AS DIRECTED BY THE FORMER SERVICEMAN. THIS MATTER IS THE SUBJECT OF PRIVATE RELIEF LEGISLATION, H.R. 17159, 92D CONGRESS, 2D SESSION.

A DETERMINATION OF UNCOLLECTABILITY WAS MADE BY THE CLAIMS DIVISION, SETTLEMENTS OPERATIONS, FINANCE CENTER, UNITED STATES ARMY, AND THE MATTER FORWARDED TO OUR TRANSPORTATION AND CLAIMS DIVISION ON OCTOBER 13, 1972. UNDER THE AUTHORITY CONFERRED BY PUBLIC LAW 92-453 OF OCTOBER 2, 1972, AND IN VIEW OF THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES INVOLVED IN THE CASE, INDICATING NO FAULT ON THE PART OF MRS. DAVIS, WE HEREBY WAIVE THE ABOVE-MENTIONED CLAIM OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST LINDA L. DAVIS. THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY SHOULD INFORM MRS. DAVIS OF OUR ACTION.

OUR RECORDS INDICATE THAT AS OF NOVEMBER 17, 1972, $20 OF THE INDEBTEDNESS OF $440 HAS BEEN REPAID BY MRS. DAVIS TO THE FINANCE CENTER, U.S. ARMY. SHE SHOULD BE ADVISED THAT UNDER THE ACT SHE HAS 2 YEARS FROM THE DATE OF THE WAIVER IN WHICH TO FILE CLAIM WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY FOR REFUND OF THAT AMOUNT OR ANY OTHER AMOUNT COLLECTED FROM HER BECAUSE OF THE OVERPAYMENTS.

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