For Families and Carers : Education Maintenance Allowance (Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland)

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) has been abolished and replaced by the 16-19 bursary. This applies to England only.  EMA will continue in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Some young people in England will continue to receive transitional EMA, but young people with Down’s syndrome have been able to get the 16-19 bursary since September 2011.

For details about EMA, if you live in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, go to Education Maintenance Allowance on GOV.UK.

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