Contact details, documents and information available on this page are intended for young people in the Falkirk area.
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Education Maintenance Allowance provides financial support for 16 to 19 year olds from low-income families who are attending non-advanced full-time education in school, college, community or voluntary provision, or those who are home educated. The aim is to increase participation and retention in post-compulsory education for this group.
An EMA is a weekly allowance of £30, normally payable fortnightly in arrears to young people who have achieved 100% attendance per week, and who qualify as follows:
Aged 16-19 between 01 March 2013 – 28 February 2014
Attend a Falkirk school or working under an Activity Agreement through Falkirk Council
Live in a household with a total parental 2012-13 taxable income of:
£20,351 per annum or less (for families with a single dependent child) or
£22,403 per annum or less (families with more than one dependent child)?
EMA application request form
Applications can be obtained from the following points:
We publish regular EMA news and updates, including session deadline reminders to payment dates through our Falkirk EMA Glow blog.
Please note that for Data Protection reasons, EMA section, schools and the Activity Agreement centre are only able to discuss certain matters with the EMA young person and not their parent/carer/advisor. These include individual award amounts, confirmation of payment or reasons for withheld payment.
This information is given as a general guide and should not be regarded as a statement of statutory position or Council policy. Further information may be available from EMA Scotland or by contacting us.
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