We encourage all parents to apply if you think you may be eligible. Parents already in receipt of free school meals must APPLY AGAIN via the new link.
Eligibility is based on one of the following benefits :
Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The guarantee element of Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit (provided you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
To complete an application you will need to provide:
Your own name and date of birth
National Insurance Number or National Asylum Seekers Number
Child's name and date of birth
School your child is attending/will attend.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the process.