EMA applications for this session are now closed.
Applications for the new session will be made available here on our web page early July 2023.
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a weekly allowance paid to help young people in education beyond the statutory school leaving age of 16.
Please note payments for approved applications will commence 16 September 2022.
Please refer to the payment schedule [72kb] for payment dates throughout the year.
Payments will be made via Bacs and qualifying students will receive £30 every 2 weeks
It is important all your information is up to date, if not this will delay payments.
If we do not have your up to date bank account details, you must complete an enquiry form.
Please contact your school for any payment enquiries in the first instance as missing payments could be due to attendance issues / non mark ups
Payments can be withheld due to unauthorised absence, lack of progress and/or conduct.
For all other enquires please contact us via our online enquiry form.
If you have children under the age of 16 and meet eligible criteria, you may be entitled to The Scottish Child Payment.
The Scottish Child Payment is already being paid by Social Security Scotland for eligible children under the age of 6 in Scotland. From 14 November the payment application will become available for eligible children aged 6 - 15 and will be increased in value to £25 per eligible child per week.
Action required - what to do on 14 November when applications open:
From the 14th of November you should apply for Scottish Child Payment if you:
From 14 November, eligible families and carers can find out more and apply at online at www.mygov.scot/scottish-child-payment or by calling Social Security Scotland on free on 0800 182 2222.
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