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Education Maintenance Allowance

Education Maintenance Allowance Enquiry Form

What is an EMA?

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a weekly allowance paid to help young people in education beyond the statutory school leaving age of 16.

Education Maintenance Allowance applications for the current school session 2023/2024 are now closed.

Applications and eligibility for the new school session 2024/2025 will be available here August 2024.

Scottish Child Payment

If you have a child under the age of 16 and meet eligible criteria, you may be entitled to Scottish Child Payment.

Please visit or by calling Social Security Scotland on 0800 1822222.


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Last modified on 28 March 2024

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