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How Much Can I Get?

If you’re new to EMA in 2020 to 2021 you could get £30 a week, paid every 2 weeks, depending on your household income.

If you got EMA last year, go to this section for more information:

What is household income?

We use your household income to work out if you are entitled to EMA.

If you depend financially on your parents you are considered a dependent student. Your household income is the income of your parents. If you work part-time, we do not count this income as part of your household income.

You will be considered an independent student if you:

  • live apart from your parents and have no contact with them, and you are not living under Local Authority care;
  • live under Local Authority care, for example with foster parents;
  • receive income support or universal credit in your own name;
  • are responsible for a child;
  • are classed as a young person in custody; or
  • are employed and living with a partner

Household income thresholds

There are 2 different household income thresholds. We use your family circumstances to decide which one applies to you.

Household Income No of Dependent Children Award












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