Armed Forces Childcare Voucher scheme
Service parents are reminded to check whether they are still eligible to claim salary sacrifice for their children.
The Armed Forces Childcare Voucher Scheme (AFCVS) closed to new joiners in October 2018. Members still in the scheme and using the vouchers are reminded that they can only claim for children up to the age of 15 (16 if they are disabled). The vouchers cannot be used after the child becomes ineligible. Service personnel must contact Sodexo to stop their claim as this does not happen automatically. Where claims have been made for children who are no longer eligible or where there are unused vouchers, Service personnel should contact Sodexo.
Scheme members who claim for ineligible children will have to repay the taxable benefit gained. Similarly, unused vouchers should be returned. The value of the unused vouchers will be reduced to reflect the tax relief that has been applied.
Service personnel can access further information via the AFCVS DIN on defnet or contact:DBS – [email protected] Sodexo - http://www.modchildcare.co.uk/contact-us/