An overseas employee of the Air Force appealed the Claims Group's denial of his request for waiver of erroneous payments of living quarters allowance. GAO found that the recipient of the overpayments had knowledge of the 10-year limitation period that pertained to his allowance, because he had directed an inquiry to a responsible official regarding the propriety of the continuation of the allowance beyond the 10-year limitation period. Further, the inquiry indicated that he was aware that the propriety of the continuation of payments was questionable and that a waiver would not be otherwise authorized under such circumstances. Accordingly, the Claims Group's denial of the request for waiver was sustained.
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