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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 2014/15 is dependent on household income during the tax year April 2013 - March 2014, and on whether there is more than one child in full time education. 

 Families with more than one child in full-time education
 Household income Weekly Payment
 £22,403 or below   £30
 over £22,404  0
Families with a single child in full-time education
 Household income Weekly Payment
 £20,351 or below   £30
 over £20,352  0

Applications for Education Maintenance Allowances

The closing date for 2014/2015 EMA Applications is 31 March 2015.

EMAs will be available starting from August 2014 to pupils who were born between 1 March 1995 and 30 September 1998.

EMAs will be available starting from January 2015 to pupils who were born between 1 October 1998 and 28 February 1999.

Application forms will soon be available at every Secondary School, and at The Moray Council Access Points.  You will also be able to apply online via our eForm soon.

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

See this link for Activity Agreement EMAs.

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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