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Armed Forces: Private Education

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 49184, tabled on 7 September 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cases of fraud relating to the Continuity of Education Allowance have been recorded since 2012.

Answered on

22 September 2022

The number of cases of fraud relating to the Continuity of Education Allowance recorded since 2012 is 12.

Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) assists Service personnel to achieve continuity of education for their children that would otherwise be denied in the state-maintained day school sector due to the mobility of their family. CEA is available to all Service personnel, irrespective of rank, subject to them satisfying the qualifying criteria. Service personnel may select from a wide variety of schools across the UK from within the independent and state-maintained sectors that meet set criteria.