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Education Maintenance Allowance

The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) helps to cover the costs related to your child’s schooling. The EMA provides families on a low income with financial assistance to support their child’s education up to the age of 16.

Education Maintenance Allowance in 2014

In 2014, the EMA payments to eligible parents will be:

  • $200 for parents of eligible Prep students
  • $150 for parents of all other eligible primary school students
  • $300 for parents of eligible Year 7 students
  • $250 for parents of all other eligible secondary school students up to the age of 16.

The EMA is paid in two instalments annually (70% in March and 30% in August).

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