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Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will allow service personnel who were unable to sign up to the Enhanced Learning Credit scheme due to operational service to sign up to the scheme with retrospective effect. (307231)

Where the reason for non-registration is as a result of their service in an operational theatre, members are already able to submit an application for consideration. If it is accepted to be beyond the individual’s control then retrospective registration will be given.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the qualification criteria are for service personnel to be entitled to participate in the Enhanced Learning Credit scheme. (307232)

To be eligible to participate in the Enhanced Learning Credits scheme, service personnel must register for scheme membership either on enlistment or on the anniversary of their 8th year of service.

For service personnel who were serving prior to 1 April 2003, registration had to be completed by 1 April 2004. Where for service reasons they could not, applications can be submitted for retrospective registration.