Entitlement of Stepchild to Death Gratuity

B-181524: Sep 12, 1975

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The stepchild of a deceased member, Tech. Sgt. James Reynolds, requested reconsideration of a settlement denying her claim for the death gratuity due upon the death of her stepfather. Her mother was not eligible for the gratuity since she had been found guilty of the member's murder. The claimant was not entitled to the gratuity as a member of the decedent's household, as that phrase was used in the controlling statutes, since she had only shared the home with her stepfather for a limited time and since she had attempted to disrupt the family unit.

Mar 20, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

  • Ampcus, Inc.
    We deny the protest.
  • AMAR Health IT, LLC
    We dismiss the protest because our Office does not have jurisdiction to entertain protests of task orders issued under civilian agency multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts that are valued at less than $10 million.
  • Centurum, Inc.--Costs
    We grant the request.

Mar 15, 2018

  • ORBIS Sibro, Inc.
    We sustain the protest in part and deny it in part.

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 13, 2018

  • Interoperability Clearinghouse
    We dismiss the protest because the protester, a not-for-profit entity, is not an interested party to challenge this sole-source award to an Alaska Native Corporation under the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) program.
  • Yang Enterprises, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest.

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