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.
Coronavirus and EMA payments
Coronavirus (COVID-19) may stop you meeting your agreed attendance requirements if:
- you're self-isolating
- you have the virus
- your learning institution closes
Absence for these reasons will not stop your EMA payment.
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:
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