Case Results

$110K+ Settlement with Department of Justice for Improper Denial of BAH

October 2021

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant (E-7) received a settlement of over $110K after filing a federal lawsuit in the Court of Federal Claims when the US Air Force and DFAS improperly subjected him to a recoupment and denied him his Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) entitlement while he was serving on active duty in an unaccompanied tour in Korea. Pat Hughes filed suit on the service member's behalf, and after the Department of Justice (DOJ) sought to have the case remanded for additional review by the USAF/DFAS, which continued to refuse returning the monies, Pat took the case back to federal court.  Pat was then able to successfully convince DOJ to agree to a settlement for the full amount of BAH improperly withheld.

Practice area(s): Military Pay

Patrick J. Hughes

“The only way to truly advocate for your clients is to know and understand them and their issue. Being a part of the same family, I can think of no better community of people I would rather represent than current and former DoD members and their families.” – Patrick J. Hughes