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Free School Meals

School meals - Apply for free  school meals

Free school meals are available to children whose parents or guardians are currently receiving one of the following benefits:

  • Child Tax Credit – where total annual income is also less than £16,190
  • Income Support (with responsibility for children)
  • Income Based Job Seekers' Allowance (with responsibility for children)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee element of state Pension Credit
  • Pupils who receive Income Support or income-based Job Seekers' Allowance in their own right are also eligible to receive free school meals
  • Employment Support Allowance (Income Related) (ESA(IR)). 
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Young people who receive Income Support or income-based Job Seekers' Allowance in their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals.


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