Are you aged between 16 and 19 and currently in full time education or undertaking an Activity Agreement?

If so, you may be entitled to an Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) are a means-tested award providing financial support to eligible 16 to 19 year olds who want to continue learning. Winter leavers were sent a pack inviting them to submit their application in November 2017. In order to back date payments to the start of the January term, we must receive the form back by 28 February 2018 – any eligible applications received after this date cannot be backdated, the payments will be made from the date the application is received.

The cut-off date for processing applications for the 2017/2018 School Year is 31 March 2018, any application received after this date will not receive an EMA.

Applications will be available in July 2018 for the 2018/2019 School Session.

Information on financial thresholds and residency requirements can be found on the East Lothian Council Website, by email, or telephone on 01620 827581 or 01620 827835

For information on Activity Agreements please call East Lothian Works on 01620 827262.