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If you have been awarded an EMA award for the full school year, you are entitled to be off sick for up to 5 days without a doctor's line without it affecting your EMA payments.
If you have been awarded an EMA award for half the school year, you are entitled to three days' off sick without a doctor's line.
If your 16th birthday is between 1 October 2017 and 28 February 2018, you can get payments from the start of term in January.
We'll need to receive your application by 28th February 2018.
For school pupils, an EMA session ends in line with the summer term in June.If you are aged 16 on or before 30 September 2018, in order to get payments from the start of term, we'll need to receive your application by 30th September 2018.If you don't apply until later, you'll only be paid from the date we receive your application.If there has been a significant change in financial circumstances from one year to the next, please provide us with previous income and as much information regarding current situation so we can assess a projected income for the future.A provisional payment could be paid and further assessments made during the year.