Apologies for the delay in posting but the next fortnightly payment run is complete and due to reach accounts tomorrow, Friday 29th January. This includes payment for attendance in weeks ended 15th and 22nd January.
As before, if you’ve a query about the amount received, please contact your school or Activity Agreement worker in the first instance.
EMA entitlement which was confirmed on a provisional (temporary) basis only now need to be reviewed. Applications which can’t be reassessed by 5th February will be suspended. Reminder letters have been sent; if you are in receipt of a provisional EMA please ensure the information required is sent as soon as possible.
Applications both from young people aged 16 between 1st October 2015 and 29th February 2016 or anyone applying under the new higher threshold scheme must be received by 29th February to be considered for payment backdated to the start of term. If you’re thinking of applying please send us your application as soon as possible, even if incomplete. We can then register, check and send it back awaiting the outstanding information.
A final reminder also that following the Christmas/New Year break and a 2-day return week, the next payment will be due to reach accounts on Friday 29th January.
The final payment run for this year is complete and due to reach accounts on Tuesday 29th December (delayed due to bank holidays). This includes attendance in week ended 18th December only.
As timetabled, there will be no payment due for EMA applicants on either of the 2 day weeks ended 25th December & 8th January as they don’t meet Scottish Government criteria for payable weeks.
EMA team will be unavailable from tonight 23rd December and over the Christmas/New Year period. General information can continue to be found here or on the EMA page of the Falkirk Council website. If you need to know more, please contact us from 5th January.
We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. See you in 2016!
As often happens at this time of year, remittance slips appear to have been delayed in the mail. This is most likely due to the volume of Christmas mail and does not mean your actual payment will be affected.
The next fortnightly payment run is complete and due to reach accounts tomorrow, Friday 18th December. This includes payment for attendance in weeks ended 4th & 11th December. As before please speak to your school or Activity Agreement worker in the first instance.
Please also note that there will be one final payment released next week for attendance in week ended 18th December. Due to bank holidays, this should reach accounts by Tuesday 29th December and will be the final payment released this calendar year. As timetabled, there will be no payment due for attendance next Monday & Tuesday as EMA can be paid only for weeks with 3 or more days of education.
The next fortnightly payment run is complete and due to reach accounts on Friday 4th December. This includes payment for attendance in weeks 20th & 27th November. As usual if you have a query about payment/non-payment please speak to your school or Activity Agreement worker in the first instance.
Applications are generally ticking over well within the 28 completion timescale with a standard review of one week in arrears and, where applicable, approval the following week.
We’ve had a few queries about non-receipt of remittance slips which are normally received by post the day before payments are due in accounts. We’re checking this out further but for now, it does appear that it is only the mailing which is affected, and not your actual payments.
We’ll post an update here once we know more.
Applications received up to Friday 13th November have been reviewed and either returned under query or moved forward for a final check and approval. This next stage should be completed next week.
Applications received this week ended 20th November will be logged as such and reviewed at the start of next week.
The next fortnightly payment run is complete and due to reach accounts on Friday 20th November. This includes payment for attendance in weeks ended 6th & 13th November.
If you have a query about your payment please contact your school in the first instance.