Children’s Education Allowance ( CEA)

➢ This allowance can be availed by Government Servants for two eldest surviving children. 

➢ Age limit for children education allowance is 22 years for physically/ mentally handicapped and 20 years for other than disabled children.

➢ The annual ceiling fixed for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance  is Rs 27000 (@2250/- per month). 

➢ In case both the spouses are Government Servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance. 

➢ Can be claimed once in a financial year only.

➢ The certificate from the head of the institution confirming the ward of government employee studied in the school during the previous academic year should be produced. 

➢ Hostel subsidy will be reimbursed up to the maximum limit of Rs.6750/- per month per child for two eldest surviving children. Both hostel subsidy and CEA can be availed concurrently. 

➢ Hostel subsidy can be claimed if the children are staying in a hostel with a distance of more than 50 Kms from his residence or from his place of posting.

➢ The above limits would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance goes up by 50%. 

➢ For children with disabilities, reimbursement will be at double the normal rates and the annual ceiling will be Rs.54000

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