Education Maintenance Allowance EMA - Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland - Who does it help?

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is extra money for students aged 16-19 in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Who does it help?

Broadly speaking, you could get Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) if:

  • you are 16, 17, 18 or 19, and

  • you are old enough to leave school if you want to, and

  • you are carrying on with your studies.


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