Claiming BSA

#1
Hi all,

I have just claimed BSA at the junior rate £3962, this is the amount I put into JPA and have been paid £3565 which is 10% less than I thought I was entitled to.

I understand you have to pay at least 10% of the fees but the fees are close to £5000 and I have already paid nearly £900 myself.

Have I cocked up on JPA or is the allowance £3962 minus 10% which is stupid the allowance should then be £3565.

Many thanks to anyone who can answer this.
 
#2
It sounds like you've cocked up the input of the claim, phone the the helpline number for guidance.
 
#5
RAF_Nurse! said:
Thread hijack!!

Is there anywhere online (www) with rules / reg's written down about BSA?
Psst, I don't think it's called BSA anymore, but what would I know. I'm still on leave and have no kids, so don't actually care.
 
#6
OK by far not an expert and had a drink or two, bit its called CEA, you have to pay 10% of the fee upto the set limit & the big thing is input the full amount on JPA orsomething close to.
 
#7
Yup, CEA (Continuity of Education Allowance)
 
#8
DannyBoy said:
OK by far not an expert and had a drink or two, bit its called CEA, you have to pay 10% of the fee upto the set limit & the big thing is input the full amount on JPA orsomething close to.
Do JPAC deduct the 10% or does the claimant?

Regards

LJS
 
#10
DannyBoy said:
Oh good and thanks, we have an Officer who has been deducting 10% from his own claims (since 04/07, due to a non understanding of the system this has not been picked up before), which is always under the £5111 threshold, as well as JPAC deducting 10%, however, other claims far exceed the caped rate and they recieve the caped rate (£5111), I take it that this is the same as SLC whereby if the total cost is over the caped amount they recieve the caped amount, and if under they recieve the 80% of the total?

We have I Suported this for a solution to facilitate the officers refund.
 
#12
PW - quite right, BPG...NOT, it does not make it clear anywhere, we were always "under the belief" that JPAC deducted from the claim, therefore, no questions were asked, we only recently saw an Op Bulitin telling us that we must see reciepts, yes reciepts, before authorising CEA claims, who has, sometimes in excess of £20,000, that kind of cash to obtain reciepts, so we are using invoices in conjunction with last terms reciepts, clearly they will have an indate mobility and a birth cert otherwise the system will not let them claim.

I am on rocky ground with this having never dealt with CEA or BSA and the JSP does not clarify any of the above, neither does the BPG, unless I am missing something.
 
#13
paywog said:
Surely this was made perfectly clear in a BPG somewhere!! --Not!

PW
PW - Is the following correct then?

I take it that this is the same as SLC whereby if the total cost is over the caped amount they recieve the caped amount, and if under they recieve the 80% of the total?

Regards

LJS
 
#14
LJS I believe you are correct but will confirm tomorrow on my return to work. 8O

You are correct the JPAC certainly deduct the % in terms of CEA and SLC as we have learned to our cost.

Jockster
 
#17
LJS and Paywog I've had a looksee and my interpretation is that 10% contribution must be made in all cases.

Now if this is the case is that 10% of the capped amount or 10% of the total amount.

LJS you may wish to seek clarification through COC as this is as grey as a grey thing.

If you get a definitive answer it may be worth posting it here?

EDITED TO ADD:

Happy New Year to all.

Jockster
 
#18
I was deeply involved with the testing of CEA for the legacy system, now I know it was the legacy system, but the rules were the CEA rules and I was using the advance Publication from DSPSI's for the rules (which applied to both Legacy and JPA, and they clearly stated the claimant must pay 10% of the TOTAL amount. So using simple figures, if the capped amount was £100 and a persons bill was £100, that person would be expected to pay £10 and receive £90. However if their bill was £110 they would pay £11 and recieve £99. If their bill was £112, because 10% (£11.20) would leave a remainder of £100.80, the person would only receive the cap of £100. Hope that helps. Sadly I left the MOD environment in March last year and can no longer post the docs and links I used :(
 
#19
Thanks to all who have answered but because I am thick and I realy am struggling here.

If my School bill is £5000 can I claim £3962 for CEA junior allowance and I have to pay the difference of £1038.

This is clear as mud.
 
#20
Yes.

(keeping it short and clear :D )

* but cant resist adding "but from what the guys above have said about JPA, just key in £5000 and the system should automatically pay you £3962 (or whatever the Junior CEA rate is)
 

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