If the Application is received after the deadline, the award will only be made from the week it is received, provided that the attendance criteria has been met.The cut-off date for processing applications for academic year 2016/2017 is 31 March 2017. Individual enquiries cause delay in processing awards; if possible, you should avoid contacting the Education Business Unit about the progress of your application.If you are eligible to apply for an EMA and enrolled at an East Lothian school, East Lothian Council will send out forms directly to your home address: For students who may be eligible for the EMA from January 2017, you will receive an application form direct to your home address by the end of December 2016.
It is always best to make your claim as soon as possible.
Backdating benefits is sometimes possible depending on the circumstances.
The following information is for young people who are continuing in post-compulsory education.
If you are taking part in an Activity Agreement go to the Activity Agreement page for further information.
A new EMA Application Form has to be completed every academic year.