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Free School Meals

Children who receive one of the benefits listed below can get free school meals.

If you are a parent or carer, and you get one of the benefits listed, your child may receive free school meals, but you do need to apply for them online.

  • Income support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (as long as you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and you have an annual income of £16,190 before tax or less)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit (with annual earned income of no more than £7,400 after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Apply online now or call 0300 123 4048

Click here for information and the online application form

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