- 16 - 19 years olds and their families
- United Kingdom
What is EMA?
Basically, EMA is cash in your hands to help you carry on learning. If you’re 16, 17 or 18 and have left, or are about to leave, compulsory education, then it could be for you.
EMA spells fewer money worries with up to £30 a week during term time – leaving you to get on with your studies.
THIS ALLOWANCE IS BASED ON ON YOUR FAMILIES INCOME A YEAR AGO NOT AT THE PRESENT TIME ESPECIALLY IN THE PRESENT FINANCIAL CLIMATE - MANY YOUNG PEOPLE MAY NEED THIS SUPPORT TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION - SO LAST YEAR YOUR FAMILY COULD OF HAD A 50,000 INCOME AND THIS YEAR 8,000 AND YOU STILL WONT GET IT!
We the undersigned request the Education Minister to review the criteria and eligibility for Education Maintenance Allowance and base it on current household income and not the past as a matter of urgency.
The Education Maintenance Allowance - base it on the present not the past petition to 16 - 19 years olds and their families was written by Claire Akehurst and is in the category Education at GoPetition.