EMA

Discussion in 'Teenage Parenting' started by leoniebabey, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. leoniebabey

    leoniebabey mam of 2 boys

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    appaerenly ...
    if you already get ema you will continue to get it next year!
    wooohooo
    but if your just leaving school this year then you wont get anything
     
  2. lucy_x

    lucy_x Mummy To Two Stunners

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    yes! Its brilliant news!

    If you currently receive EMA, you’ll continue to receive payments while you’re studying.

    If you applied for EMA in 2009/10, your payments will continue for each week of your course until the end of the 2011/12 academic year.

    If you applied for EMA in 2010/11 and you receive the maximum payment of £30 your payments will be reduced to £20 from September 2011.

    If you’re in care, a care leaver or on income support your weekly EMA payments will be replaced with a guaranteed bursary of £1,200 a year from September 2011.
     
  3. leoniebabey

    leoniebabey mam of 2 boys

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    Ohh glad you could come along with the full details thanks!
    I wasnt sure the exact figures ect just that i was still going to get it !:happydance:
    Im glad there replacing it and keeping it on for some people because alot of kids rely on it for their transport and supplies
     
  4. annawrigley

    annawrigley Guest

    :happydance::happydance:
     
  5. lucy_x

    lucy_x Mummy To Two Stunners

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    I know, My OHs brother relys on it alone for transport. It costs him £38 a week to get there, What were they gna do, Force him outta college because he cant afford to get there and put him on JSA?!? Its a stupid idea, so glad they are bringing it back for some.
     
  6. bbyno1

    bbyno1 Well-Known Member

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    I remember being in college and really relying on my EMA for my weekly bus fair and munch :haha: Oh and maybe a cheap top or something lol
     
  7. Rhio92

    Rhio92 Connor, Saskia, OH & Me

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    Riiiiiiiiiiight question :haha:
    Can you claim income support whilst in full time education? #ifyou can't, then how can you get ema if you're on income supprt? Probably a stupid question, bur I've had a drink tonight andcan't work it out :dohh:
     
  8. annawrigley

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    Yea you can lol. You keep all of your benefits. Uni is different x
     
  9. LauraBee

    LauraBee Bethlouise & I

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    I think EMA needs more individual attention tbh. I used to waste mine on complete crap. I walked to college (3.5 miles) to save money, never really ate lunch because I forgot so didn't spend money there... I stole the Psychology textbook, and then spent maybe a total of £25 at the most on my other textbooks and stationary. So £30 a week for me definitely wasn't needed. Although I saved about £300 of my EMA when I found out I was PG.

    Obviously, when I return the bursary will definitely come into use. I expect I'll be busing more often, I know I have a lot more books to get, and then there will be lots of baby things to get with anything I don't spend.

    Anyone know if we have to apply for the bursary or if it's automatic?
     
  10. annawrigley

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    ^I agree. Not one person I know who gets EMA spends it on college related things. Everyone spends it in town on the weekend. I certainly don't spend it on anything to do with college since I get everything paid for anyway :haha:
    We will most probably have to apply since not everyone who gets EMA will get it
     
  11. laura1991

    laura1991 Mummy to Lily

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    I spend mine mainly on college it cost me £15 a week on buses and college is soo expensive for food :(
     
  12. annawrigley

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    Do you not have discretionary learner support there? I get meals, books, my CRB check and workwear paid for, and the council gave me a free bus pass because i'm on Income Support (you also get one if you live more than 3 miles away)
    xx
     
  13. divershona

    divershona Mummy to Kaya :)

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    not where i live they don't :'(
     

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