Parents/carers

Did you know you can receive a weekly summary of your pupils google classroom work?
More info can be found here:
https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/answer/6388136?hl=en
If you would like to receive guardian summaries and consent to us sharing your email address with Google please email Fiona.Macdonald11@highland.gov.uk providing your pupils full name, class and house group.

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) provides financial support to eligible 16 to 19 year olds who want to continue learning.

How to apply

The Scottish Government require a new application for EMA to be made each academic year. Applicants can apply for EMA online on the Council’s website at www.highland.gov.uk/ema

Guidance

Guidance about EMA is available on the Council’s website:

www.highland.gov.uk/downloads/download/15/education_maintenance_allowance

Age Criteria

To be eligible for EMA for the academic year 2019/20 applicants’ date of birth must be between 1 March 2001 and 28 February 2005.

Income Thresholds

Household income is assessed on gross taxable household income for the period April 2019 to March 2020. The household income thresholds for EMA for academic year 2020/21 are as follows:

 

INCOME NUMBER OF DEPENDANT CHILDREN IN THE HOUSEHOLD AWARD PER WEEK
£0-£24,421 One £30 per child per week
£0-£26,884 Two or more £30 per child per week

 

Apply without delay

  • To be eligible for a full year award the application must be received by the EMA Unit by 30 September 2020.
  • If the applicant’s date of birth falls between 1 March 2001 and 30 September 2004 they may be eligible for an EMA from the start of the academic year 2020/21, 11 August 2020.
  • If the applicant’s date of birth falls between 1 October 2004 and 28 February 2005 they may be eligible for an EMA from the start of the January term 2020/21, 6 January 2021.

Help to complete an EMA Application Form

If you require help to complete an EMA application form, please contact the Council’s Welfare Support Team on 0800 090 1004 or by emailing: welfare.support@highland.gov.uk

 

 

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