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Apply for free school meals

You can claim for free school meals if you receive:

  • Income Support
  • Universal Credit (provided your earned income is no more than £616.67 in the last Universal Credit assessment period)
  • income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit only with an income of less than £16,190
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit

Before you start

You'll need to know your National Insurance number.

Please Note: You do not have to send proof of your qualifying income. We will verify your claim with the Department for Work and Pensions.

If you are in receipt of Universal Credit you will need to provide your most recent Universal Credit award letter. We are currently unable to verify your claim without it.

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How we use your data

The council primarily use your data for processing your grant application. This may be shared with the local authorities, DWP, and other government departments in accordance with our organisational privacy notice. We never sell your data to third parties or use it to market to you without your consent.