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Free school meals

1. Free school meals

You can get free school meals if you are responsible for a child (for example, you receive Child Benefit for them) who is still at school - including nursery children who attend full days and sixth form students - as long as you get one of these qualifying incomes:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

If you have a query about free school meals you can email benefitsfsm@stockport.gov.uk.

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