If you have a child under 16, and you hold a valid Health Care Card, Pension Card, or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible to receive the EMA.
The allowance is paid in two instalments, one in March and one in August.
How to Apply: Contact the school office to obtain an EMA application form
Closing Date: You need to obtain an EMA application form from the school office and return by 28 February 2014.
The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is provided by the Victorian Government to lower-income families to help with education-related costs.
The payment is intended to assist with education-related costs such as; uniforms, excursions, textbooks, and stationery. You can elect to have your EMA paid in one of the following ways:
In 2014, the annual EMA amount per student is:
* A pro-rata amount is payable for students turning 16 in 2014.
For more information about the EMA, visit http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/parents/financial/Pages/default.aspx