Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
From January 2016, the income thresholds for Education Maintenance Allowances are increasing for those students born before 1 March 2000 and this means more students may qualify to receive weekly payments of £30 per week.
The income threshold for families with one dependent child will increase from £20,351 to £24, 421 and for those with more than one dependent child will increase from £22,403 to £26,884. If you believe your son or daughter will now qualify for an EMA you can find out more at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/ema
Applications can be submitted from 26 October 2015.