Military Pay: Military Debts Present Significant Hardships to Hundreds of Sick and Injured GWOT Soldiers

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Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In light of GAO's past four reports and testimonies on Army military pay and travel pay for soldiers who have served in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), GAO was asked to determine if weaknesses in Army processes for initiating and terminating active duty pay might result in erroneous payments and debt, including (1) overpayments to soldiers in the Fort Brag Medical Retention Processing Unit (MRPU)--1 of 23 MRPUs--and (2) overpayments and other errors that resulted in debt collection action against battle-injured soldiers who were released from active ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. April 27, 2006.

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Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In light of GAO's past four reports and testimonies on Army military pay and travel pay for soldiers who have served in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), GAO was asked to determine if weaknesses in Army processes for initiating and terminating active duty pay might result in erroneous payments and debt, including (1) overpayments to soldiers in the Fort Brag Medical Retention Processing Unit (MRPU)--1 of 23 MRPUs--and (2) overpayments and other errors that resulted in debt collection action against battle-injured soldiers who were released from active duty. GAO also was asked to develop case studies to illustrate the effects of these problems on soldiers and their families and to determine ways that Congress could make the debt collection process more soldier friendly."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Military Pay: Military Debts Present Significant Hardships to Hundreds of Sick and Injured GWOT Soldiers, text, April 27, 2006; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc293402/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.