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13.3.6 Double Orphan Rate

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13.3.6 Double Orphan Rate

See paragraph 3.6A of the VCES Instrument

A VCES student who is a double orphan and who is also a secondary or tertiary student is entitled to be paid an education allowance at the higher double orphan rate for the purpose of the student’s education and training.

There is no such category of persons as ‘double orphans’ under MRCAETS and so no change in the rate of education allowance provided to orphans under MRCAETS. However please also note the advice provided at 13.2.6.3 of this Manual regarding payments to orphans under VCES and MRCAETS.