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Judgment No. 3541


1. The President’s 10 October 2011 decision and his earlier 20 June 2008 decision are set aside.
2. The EPO shall pay the complainant for each of her spouse’s children, the lump sum education allowance at the rate of 140 per cent of the dependent child allowance less the 25 per cent already paid for the period July 2004 to and including July 2006, together with interest at the rate of 5 per cent from the dates at which the payment would have been due to the date of payment to the complainant.
3. The EPO shall pay the complainant moral damages in the amount of 5,000 euros.
4. All other claims are dismissed.


The complainant challenges the lower rate applied by the EPO to the retroactive payment of the lump sum education allowance for her stepchildren.

Judgment keywords


complaint allowed; decision quashed; allowance; education expenses

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