An Air Force member appealed the denial of his claim for reimbursement of charges for the shipment of household goods in an amount greater than the weight limitation at the time of the shipment. The member contended that he had purchased the household goods at a time when the weight limitation had been temporarily removed. His change of duty station occurred over 2 years after the weight limitation had been reimposed and he was billed for the excess weight. GAO held that the purchase of the household goods at a time when the weight limitation was not in effect did not give the member any right under travel regulations to ship goods in excess of the weight limitation in effect at the time of shipment. Accordingly, the earlier decision was sustained.
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