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When the payment is made

As long as you have 100% of agreed weekly attendance at school or college, the EMA payment will be made into your own bank account. It's usually paid in arrears.

Payments are made every 2 weeks and the payment start date depends on the date of your 16th birthday.

Your education provider will be able to provide details of payment dates.

Your council or college may stop EMA payments if you do not follow your learning agreement.

Back dating

The date your application is received has an impact on your eligibility to receive a back dated payment. Contact your local council's EMA team to find out more about back payments.

Contact your EMA team

Contact your local council's EMA team for more information on your EMA payments:

Aberdeen City CouncilAberdeenshire CouncilAngus CouncilArgyll and Bute CouncilClackmannanshire CouncilComhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council)Dumfries & Galloway CouncilDundee CouncilEast Ayrshire CouncilEast Dunbartonshire CouncilEast Lothian CouncilEast Renfrewshire CouncilEdinburgh CouncilFalkirk CouncilFife CouncilGlasgow City CouncilHighland CouncilInverclyde CouncilMidlothian CouncilMoray CouncilNorth Ayrshire CouncilNorth Lanarkshire CouncilOrkney Islands CouncilPerth & Kinross CouncilRenfrewshire CouncilScottish Borders CouncilShetland Islands CouncilSouth Ayrshire CouncilSouth Lanarkshire CouncilStirling CouncilWest Dunbartonshire CouncilWest Lothian Council
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