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Educational Maintenance Allowance and Free School Meals

It is important that families who are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) apply. 
Details on who and how they can apply can be found at the following link:

School Clothing Grants, Free School Meals & Milk

EMA's were launched across Scotland in August 2004 to provide financial support to young people from low income families.

To check and see if you are eligible to receive an EMA, new and current EMA students should go to the EMA Scotland website (which is part of MyGovScotland).

The EMA for Linlithgow are managed by West Lothian Council. View the Help with school costs page for more information.

Students born between 01 March 1999 and 30 September 2002 can start payment from week beginning 20 August 2018.  The form must arrive at the Civic Centre by 30 September 2018.

Students born between 01 October 2002 and 28 February 2003 may start payment from 07 January 2019.  The form must arrive at the Civic Centre by 28 February 2019.

Any application form that does not arrive at the Civic Centre by these deadlines can only be paid from the week in which the application is received. The closing date for school application forms is 31 March 2019. Absolutely no application will be accepted after this date.

Please be aware that the Scottish Ministers reserve the right to review the EMA programme at any time.


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