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Education and Social Care
The Moray Council
Council Office
High Street, Elgin
IV30 1BX

Tel: 01343 563338
Fax: 01343 563990
Email: EducationalServices@moray.gov.uk

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Education Maintenance Allowances

EMA is a weekly allowance of £30 per week (not paid during school holidays), which can be paid directly to eligible young people who stay on at school, attend further education, or take part in Activity Agreements after they reach the statutory leaving age of 16.

Who is eligible for an EMA?

Eligibility for school session 2013/14 is dependent on household income during the tax year April 2012 - March 2013, and on whether there is more than one child in full time education.

 Families with more than one child in full-time education
 Household incomeWeekly Payment
 £22,403 or below  £30
 over £22,404 0
Families with a single child in full-time education
 Household incomeWeekly Payment
 £20,351 or below  £30
 over £20,352 0
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Applications for Education Maintenance Allowances

EMAs will be available in August 2013 to pupils who were born between 1 March 1994 and 30 September 1997.

EMAs will be available in January 2014 to pupils who were born between 1 October 1997 and 28 February 1998.

Application forms for are available at every Secondary School, and at The Moray Council Access Points.  You can also apply online via our eForm.

Please note that students at further education colleges should contact the college directly for an EMA Application form.

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Payment

EMA is a fortnightly payment, paid directly into the young person's bank account.

Payments are made following 100% attendance at Moray schools.  Pupils must agree and adhere to Learning Agreements.  

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