Yowch. At mine you only don't get it if the absence is unauthorised, and to authorise it all you have to do is email in and say "I'm ill today".(Original post by Cinqueta)
At my school you don't get EMA unless you're there 100% of the time or have a note from your parents as to why you're not in and they have to film in a form too. I don't want my parents to know I went to the hospital.
Has yours come through yet?