Backdating ema payments
Students must be undertaking a full time further education course (15 or more hours per week).If you're a UK citizen who normally lives in the UK you should be able to get EMA.
EMA is a fortnightly payment, paid directly into the young person's bank account.Your application can only be processed once you have submitted the correct supporting documentation.Due to the volume of applications it can take up to 4 weeks to process the application.EMA is a weekly payment of £30 to help 16 to 20 year olds with the costs of further education.There are 2 performance based bonuses of £100 normally paid out in January and June.One of the ways we can support learners and their families with this is through applications for EMA. ▪ This is an allowance of up to £30.00 per week (paid fortnightly for students aged 16 and continuing their education).
Bonuses of £100 are payable to those who remain on their courses and meet learning targets set by their tutors.
It can be paid for a maximum of 3 years (4 years for vulnerable young people who may need additional time to further their potential).
In the academic session 2017/2018, your date of birth must fall on or between 1 March 1998 and 28 February 2002.
If you do not have a bank account, you will be required to open one.
Tell the Jobcentre Plus office dealing with your claim if your circumstances change - this can affect how much you get.
If you have not been able to complete your funding application before the start of your course, you must ensure you do so within six weeks of the start date to ensure that your payments are backdated to the start.