Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) Session 2020-2021

Education Maintenance Allowance provides support for 16 to 19 year olds from low income families who undertake a full-time course at school.

Young people may also be eligible for EMA where they are undertaking a programme of learning in a CLD Learning Hub. Young people can receive £30 per week provided they attend regularly and make good progress with their learning.

Part A of the guidance notes describe the conditions which must be met for entitlement to an EMA award. All applications will be individually assessed to determine whether or not the applicant is eligible.

The income thresholds for Education Maintenance Allowance, Academic Year 2020-2021 are as follows:-

Income No of dependant children in the household Award
£0 to £24,421 1 £30 per week
£0 to £26,884 2+ £30 per weekl

Applicants should pay particular attention to the deadlines for submitting applications (Page 2 of the Application Form, Section 3 of the Guidance Notes).  Applications should be submitted without supporting documents in order to meet the deadlines.

Part B contains instructions on how to complete the application form and information on documentation to be submitted with the form.

Application forms are available to download and complete. Please note this process is not compatible with some mobile devices therefore paper copies will be available from the school office on request.

Completed applications should be emailed to ef.emamailbox@northlan.gov.uk along with any supporting documents.

DWP certificate (Part B) and Accounts certificate (Part C) should be downloaded and printed for completion if required.





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