Everyday that I go college, there would always be that 1 person who would be moaning about EMA, and how they didnt get their £30 this week or just becuase they havent recieved it for so long! I think its ridiculous the amount of benefits that the goverment give out… Especially as going to further education (college) is already free for students to go to.. so exactly what is the need for EMA…?
Its not soo much the fact that the goverment are giving benefits, but mainly becuase its just that divide that they are creating between social classes…. Our parents have to earn a maximum of £18,000 to recieve £30 a week.. which is a wopping amount of £120 a month for going into further education! I myself ain’t able to recieve EMA, which is exaclty why it angers me about the unfairness of this system produced by the goverment and mostly as it is probably and most definetly coming from tax payers income those who go out and work non-stop are those giving a large sum of £30 a week to students who are at an advantage for recieveing free education in the 1st place!
What exactly is the point of ema? Instead of it actually being used for “educational maintence allowance” its being used for personal maintence suchas phone credit, clothes , music and their weekend/night social lifes? Is this what it intended to do… How can I and others in my situation with successful working parents go to college, and learn the same thing get EMA? Its unfair.. but mostly large sum of money going out to millions of students around the UK studying further education…
Those who recieve EMA , may say this is a blog due to jealousy, but really think how if the system changed over and only those with high income working parents got money and divided students due to what their parents earn? The basis of recieveing EMA is stupid why should it be done to parents income.. what if you don’t get pocket money or cash from your parents… how come you still aint eligiable for recieving EMA…Its fustrating and discreatly creating a major divide within society.