MOD Education Allowances 


Joint Service Publications (JSPs) are rules and regulations for the Armed Forces. They are numbered and available on the defence intranet (Dii) for all soldiers to access.

Certain ones directly affect families including JSP 752 that deals will allowances; chapter four deals with School Children’s Visits and chapter nine deals with education allowances. 

It is updated nearly every month, so make sure that you have a copy of the most up to date version when referring to it.

On this page:

Quick guide to education allowances
Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) – what is the process?
CEA rates
What is SENA and who can claim it?
CEA (Guardians) Allowance
Day School Allowance (North Wales)
School Children’s Visits (SCV)

 

Quick guide to education allowances

Soldiers can apply for a number of allowances to support their children in education. Not all families will be eligible for all the allowances listed as some have certain requirements, such as accompanied Service, that may not apply to you. The main ones are listed here. Read more

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Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) – what is the process?

Firstly, you’ll need to contact the MOD Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS). To find out more about who they are and their contact details, click here. They will issue you with some forms and register you. You’ll need to fill all these in and once completed; your soldier sends them to the governance team to be issued with an eligibility certificate. There are a few considerations and many regulations to abide by. Read more

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CEA rates

Latest CEA rates published.

AFF fully supports the choice of accompanied Service for Army families. Read more

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What is SENA and who can claim it?

SENA is the Special Educational Needs Addition. This can be claimed by Service families if a child, who is already in receipt of CEA, is then found to have Special Educational Needs (SEN). You’ll need to contact the CEAS in the first instance. Read more

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CEA (Guardians) Allowance

Sometimes, postings don’t coincide with school years and it can become tricky especially when your child is at a day school and studying for examinations. It’s also an issue if the posting is abroad and a similar curriculum isn’t offered. Read more

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Day School Allowance (North Wales)

This allowance is to support families who live in North Wales to have access to education in English. Read more

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SCVs AFF in ActionSchool Children’s Visits (SCV) - AFF campaign

School Children’s Visits (SCVs) are a contribution towards the cost of reuniting children with their families wherever they are posted to, over a certain distance away. This could be for half terms and/or holidays. Read more

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