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Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) - How do I claim?

Find out more about Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).

How do I claim?

You usually apply for EMA in the country where you are studying.

However, if you live in Scotland or Wales and plan to study in England, you should apply for EMA in the country where you normally live.

Wales

In Wales, you can get an application form online or by calling the EMA Customer Services line. 

Post your completed application to: Wales Customer Services, PO Box 5596, Glasgow, G52 9BR

Scotland

In Scotland, you have to get an application form from your school, college or learning provider. You can find out more about the scheme in Scotland on the EMA page of the My Gov Scot website

Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, you can get an application form online or by calling or emailing the EMA helpline.

What documents will I need?

Your parent or carer will need to send evidence of the household income for the relevant tax year, for example, their Tax Credit Award Notice (TC602) or P60.

You have to give details of your bank account when you apply for EMA. To open a bank account, you will need evidence of who you are, for example, a passport or driving licence.

Live in Scotland or Wales but plan to study in England

If you live in Scotland or Wales but plan to study in England, you can get EMA but you should apply in the country you normally live.

Further information

See also the Gov.UK information on Education Maintenance Allowance (link opens in a new window)

 

Updated April 2017

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