Important dates for applying

  • If you are 16 years of age or over before 30 September 2022 you may be eligible for an EMA from the beginning of school term.

  • If you are 16 years of age between 1 October 2022 and 28 February 2023 you may be eligible for an EMA from January 2023.

  • For those eligible for full year award, if the application is not submitted by 30 September 2022, the award can only be made from the week it is received by this office.

  • For those who are eligible from January 2023 if the application is not submitted by 28 February 2023, the award can only be made from the week it is received by this office.

  • The cut-off date for processing application forms for academic year 2022/23 is 31 March 2023. No applications will be processed after this date.

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Before you begin

You will need:

  • information about yourself and your parent(s) or carer, including income details
  • information about your school
  • your bank account details