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Created 15 December 2021 16:53
LSF in Apprenticeships:
Funding rules for providers:
P88 Learning support funding can only be claimed for each month in which reasonable adjustments are provided to the apprentice, and where evidence of costs can be provided. For months in which no reasonable adjustments are necessary, or no costs have been incurred, a claim for learning support funding must not be made.
P89 Learning support funding is fixed at a monthly rate of £150. It will be paid in the months in which reasonable adjustments are necessary and delivered, where they are evidenced and where this has been reported in the ILR.
Where a provider is using the ILR to claim the additional £150 per month for LSF, please can you advise on what date you would put in the ILR to 'STOP' payments using the LSF 'to date', in the following scenario:
Learner has claimed LSF from 23/08/2021 - LSF 'From date'.
Monthly visits and reviews have taken place from 23/08/2021 up to 15/12/2021.
Do you end the LSF funding by adding the LSF 'to date' as the 15/12/2021 - as this corresponds with the last visit / review, but knowing that the £150 payment will not be made by the ESFA for the support provided in December?
Do you end LSF funding by adding the LSF 'to date' as the 31/12/2021 - as this will confirm the payment for December 21, and evidence is available to support the visit / review that took place in the month of December?
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No, the dates from and to must reflect the actual duration that learning support is provided the following applies where this insufficient against actual evidenced support costs.
P89 Learning support funding is fixed at a monthly rate of £150. It will be paid in the months in which reasonable adjustments are necessary and delivered, where they are evidenced and where this has been reported in the ILR. If your costs exceed £150 per month, but are less than £19,000 per annum, you can claim the additional costs via the earnings adjustment statement (EAS). In claiming these additional costs, you must retain evidence of the reasonable adjustments being delivered and their associated costs. You can find further information on the EAS on GOV.UK.
16 December 2021 07:45