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Education Maintenance Allowance

Education Maintenance Allowance

If applying for the EMA, please read the guidance carefully, provide all necessary information and ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted/uploaded with your form, otherwise your application will not be processed. 

If you're 16 to 19 years old you could get £30 a week to help you continue learning, through the Education Maintenance Allowance programme.

The EMA is a Scottish Government fund to support young people from lower income families to continue with their studies. You could be eligible if your family earns up to £24,421 a year or £26,884 if you have siblings, depending on the course you're studying or if you are on a Learning Agreement. The payment is based on attendance and on you fulfilling any learning agreement you may have.

The EMA is paid directly into your personal bank account. It can only be paid when you have achieved 100% attendance.

To find out if you are eligible, please contact us using the details below or find out more at www.emascotland.com.

Apply for an EMA

We will be accepting online applications from June 2020. 

  • Age 16-19 on or before 30th September 2020 
    • EMA can be paid from week ended 24th August 2020 (If we receive your application by 30th September 2020) 
    • Applications received between 1st October 2020 and 31st March 2021 can be paid from the week we first receive your application
    • No applications can be accepted after 31st March 2021
  • Age 16 between 1st October 2020 and 28th February 2021 
    • EMA can be paid from week ended 11th January 2021 (if we receive your application by 28th February 2021) 
    • Applications received between 1st March 2020 and 31st March 2021 can be paid from the week we first receive your application.
    • No applications can be accepted after 31st March 2021
Apply online
  • EMA Online Application Form
    • Make sure you read the guidance carefully, provide all the information that is asked and ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted/uploaded otherwise your application form will not be processed. 

Please Note: You will need to complete the application with your parent/carer present as some of the questions relate to their circumstances, and they need to sign the declaration.

Payment of an EMA is restricted to a maximum of 3 years. However, if you have special educational needs you may be entitled to receive 3 years EMA support over a 4 year period.

If your family receive Income Support you are also eligible for Free School Meals. Please contact us for more details.

If you are having any problems or need help contact the team on 01259 452437.

Data Protection Act

NB: All information, whether held by the school or by Clackmannanshire Council is protected by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

For Further Information Contact

Education
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452428 / 450000
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