ARMY - AR 27-20
|Publication Date:||8 February 2008|
This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve. Under certain circumstances, it applies to Department of Defense civilian employees. In countries where the U.S. Army has been assigned single-service claims responsibility, this regulation applies to claims generated by the other Armed Services. During obilization, chapters and policies contained in this regulation may be modified by the proponent.
This regulation sets forth policies and procedures that govern the investigating, processing, and settling of claims against, and in favor of, the United States under the authority conferred by statutes, regulations, international and interagency agreements, and Department of Defense Directives (DODDs). It is intended to ensure that claims are investigated properly and adjudicated according to applicable law, and valid recoveries and affirmative claims are pursued against carriers, third-party insurers, and tortfeasors.
For ease of reference, the chapter and paragraph numbers in this publication correspond as closely as possible with the chapter and paragraph numbers in DA Pam 27-162, with similar paragraph numbers containing information on the same topic. Since DA Pam 27-162 is a much lengthier publication and contains more information, not all paragraphs correspond exactly, but information has been grouped as closely as possible into similar sequences, chapters, and sections.