Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) are not stopping after June 2012. This is only the case in England and NOT Scotland.

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a programme funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Local Authority Education Departments for schools throughout Scotland.

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a weekly allowance of £30 per week (dependant on household income) payable during term time. These allowances are paid to the young person, directly into their bank account.

For session 2015/16 EMAs will apply to all eligible pupils who are 16-19 years old on or before 29 February, 2016, who are at secondary school and are willing to participate in an approved learning agreement at school for a minimum of 21 hours per week.

Application forms and further information

The application form and guidance notes are available to download from Clacksweb and to pick up from schools, and Kilncraigs reception.

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