Found 17th Jan 2010
Hi i have a family friend who gets £10 EMA a week at school.. I heard about this £100 bonus they do...

Will she be qualified as she has 100% attendance and gets £10 a week?

Any help would be nice thanks.

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should qualify-this should have been paid in december tho shouldnt it? was in scotland anyways.

looking at this looks as if you needed to set 3 objectives and then meet them: see below:

thestudentroom.co.uk/sho…547

Yes. and it gets paid around the first week in february.

you get it twice a year i think, if i remeber correctly. you get if u hav 100% attendance and also your teachers hav to agree that all courseworks and essays are done up to date, but that was when i was at college 3 years ago

You didnt need 100% attendence. You just needed to prove that you were making progress and being a good student.

Paying kids to attend school...mental.

I hated EMA, there were only two people in my class who didn't get it, and i was one of them

Original Poster

Thank you for all the replies guys! Seems to be a definitive answer..

Meet three targets regardless of weekly payments! She will be chuffed :-D

Will leave feedback for everyone now :thumbsup:

matt3454;7573339

I hated EMA, there were only two people in my class who didn't get it, … I hated EMA, there were only two people in my class who didn't get it, and i was one of them



grrrrr dont get me started on EMA :x

I never got ema, everybody just lies on, it, self employed and they earn below what ever the k is a year yet they have three cars, also my mate got as he's parents are split up, his mums owns a decent house and his dad is rich, got a basketball court is in his house for christ sake.

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snowflake;7573371

Maybe in your opinion, but how many 16 year olds did you know that went … Maybe in your opinion, but how many 16 year olds did you know that went on the rock which they CANT do now, so in your opinion at 16 they should work or have to go to school, so they get paid half of what they used to for signing on at 16 to be educated, when they used to get paid double for sitting on their *****, and your complaint is?



I think it should be law that everyone attends school or college until they are 18 :thumbsup:

snowflake;7573371

Maybe in your opinion, but how many 16 year olds did you know that went … Maybe in your opinion, but how many 16 year olds did you know that went on the rock which they CANT do now, so in your opinion at 16 they should work or have to go to school, so they get paid half of what they used to for signing on at 16 to be educated, when they used to get paid double for sitting on their *****, and your complaint is?



They should be allowed to make up their own minds, not to be bribed into attending education, nor should it be thought of as an additional part of the welfare state.

There are a lot of things that come out of the tax payers coffers that I don't agree with, and this is one of them.

It's just another tool used by the Government to fiddle the unemployment figures.

Original Poster

Okay yeh some people do lie..

For example this girl is filthy rich but her dad is a builder.. surprise surprise she gets £30 a week!!

But there are actually people that rely on it just to pay for meals and getting to and from school etc... Some people are bitter because they didnt qualify

snowflake;7573501

Alls well in love and war bud but fine lets go back to paying 16 year … Alls well in love and war bud but fine lets go back to paying 16 year olds double that to do f all then and cost the tax payer far more..



Then you'll agree that something else requires to be done to provide jobs for younger people in that case. Giving them money to swan around school all day doesn't really help.

There was hardly anyone in my group at college that actually needed EMA.

They all just kept moaning that £30 wasn't enough for a night out!!

matt3454;7573604

There was hardly anyone in my group at college that actually needed EMA. … There was hardly anyone in my group at college that actually needed EMA. They all just kept moaning that £30 wasn't enough for a night out!!


If you qualify who's gonna reject it, even if you're well off yourself you wouldn't say no to a 'free' £30.

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snowflake;7573629

Id hardly say they swan around school all day when it costs to get there, … Id hardly say they swan around school all day when it costs to get there, costs to get back, costs to buy books, costs to buy uniform, costs to buy food and they have to have 100% attendance and hand all ALL coursework in on time, be of satisfactory level, be of good behaviour and achieve the levels at each term they are set otherwise face being thrown out. Not quite swanning around that i know of. BUT yes something else needs to be done, so what do you suggest?



National service :giggle:

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matt3454;7573604

There was hardly anyone in my group at college that actually needed EMA. … There was hardly anyone in my group at college that actually needed EMA. They all just kept moaning that £30 wasn't enough for a night out!!



No wonder people get preggers when young :roll:

i get £10 a week. my bonus hasnt been paid yet and so hasnt last weeks payment.

snowflake;7573629

Id hardly say they swan around school all day when it costs to get there, … Id hardly say they swan around school all day when it costs to get there, costs to get back, costs to buy books, costs to buy uniform, costs to buy food and they have to have 100% attendance and hand all ALL coursework in on time, be of satisfactory level, be of good behaviour and achieve the levels at each term they are set otherwise face being thrown out. Not quite swanning around that i know of. BUT yes something else needs to be done, so what do you suggest?



Remarkable, yet when I went to school, and my mother was skint she managed to pay for this, and EMA wasn't about at that time. Putting kids through school costs money, agreed, but parents should be made responsible for providing this finance, not the Government, just the same as parents should be responsible for ensuring their kids make the right choices and decisions in life.

What is the solution to this? I'd imagine there are plenty, for one thing providing more apprenticeships for those who are not academically gifted or interested is one.

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snowflake;7573714

Yep my youngest who is 14 wants to join the army at 16, he's well suited … Yep my youngest who is 14 wants to join the army at 16, he's well suited and much as it breaks my heart I dont seem to be able to talk him out of it. Still National Service is really what we need, and may have been not serious from you DLM but personally would be a good option for sure in my opinion x How are you anyway?



I agree, national service is the way to go.

I think it is a good place to teach discipline, skills etc...

I am fine :thumbsup:

snowflake;7573779

You know what, my son goes to 6th form, i work, I take home little over … You know what, my son goes to 6th form, i work, I take home little over £300 a week, my rent is £190 a week and i have 2 teenage sons, come and tell me to my face my son doesnt need his ema and i can afford it for him if he didnt get it. dont make me bite.



I'm not about to get personal with this as you seem to be...

I will however say this, I can't really equate what you earn now to what my mother had to look after us, but I'd imagine it was proportionately less, as she was only able to get part-time work - my brother and I both worked while we were at school to help out.

DLM;7573452

I think it should be law that everyone attends school or college until … I think it should be law that everyone attends school or college until they are 18 :thumbsup:



they do now, well from a certain year group it will be

loupomm;7573978

they do now, well from a certain year group it will be



I think if you are in Year 9 now they have to stay in education until 18

bluebindy123;7574794

I think if you are in Year 9 now they have to stay in education until 18



yes something like that, my 12 year old will have to, hes year 8, yet my 15 year old missed it (year 10) :thumbsup:

Original Poster

This has mustered up quite a saucy debate

What a slippery slope we are on in this country. Money for going to school, and people sitting on their backsides and getting £60 a week (and their rent, council tax etc etc paid). The roads were rubbish last week thanks to the snow. Why not make these people get out there, give em a shovel and tell em to crack on, THEN they can get their benefits. There is so much litter and grafitti around, and these people need jobs! Give them their benefits when they make some real effort. Life is far too easy on the dole.

Rant over.

She will have to have signed contract part two at her college, a request by EMA/ALG. As long as she meets the terms in the contract she will get her £100 bonus.
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