Mother's Claim for Payment of Death Gratuity

B-184224: Aug 28, 1975

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The mother of a deceased military member appealed a settlement denying her claim for the remaining 50% of the 6 months' gratuity due upon the death of her son. The son had initially filed a form designating his mother as beneficiary for 100% of the death gratuity but had later filed a form designating no beneficiary. The mother's claim for the additional 50% of the gratuity, which had been paid to the member's father, was denied since the later form was controlling and statutory regulations required that the parents share the gratuity equally under such circumstances. The fact that the father had not supported the son and that the report of casualty form incorrectly showed the mother as beneficiary had no effect upon the father's entitlement to his 50% of the death gratuity.

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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