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Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

Description of Service: EMA closed to new applicants in England The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) scheme closed to new applicants on 1 January 2011. Schools, colleges and training providers have bursary funds to help you if you’re studying or starting a course and face financial hardship. For advice speak to student support services or your tutor. However for young people currently receiving EMA You applied in 2009/10 If you first applied successfully for EMA in 2009/10 you’ll continue to receive the same level of weekly payments while you study in 2011/12. You applied in 2010/11 If you first applied successfully for the maximum EMA payment of £30 a week in 2010/11, you’ll receive £20 a week while you study in 2011/12. You’re in care, a care leaver, or receive an allowance If you’re in care, a care leaver, on income support or receiving both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance, your weekly EMA payments will be replaced with a bursary of £1,200 a year from September 2011. You’ll receive that bursary directly from your school, college or training provider. Other students receiving EMA If you get EMA at the moment but are not in one of these groups, you can still apply for a bursary through your school, college or training provider.

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