Education maintenance allowance
Qualifying for the allowance
You should be attending school full time (including study periods) or engaging on an activity agreement and you should be a UK resident, however certain exceptions may apply depending upon your circumstances.
Your household income must be below a certain amount. If you are the only child in your household the threshold is £20,351, however if you live with brothers and/or sisters the threshold is £22,403. This includes all siblings up to the age of 16 and those between the age of 16 and 25 if they are in full time further or higher education.