If you’re new to EMA in 2018/19 you could get £30 a week, paid every two 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 two different household income thresholds. We use your family circumstances to decide which one applies to you.
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If your household income is £23,078 or more you won’t be eligible for EMA.