Free School Meals
A free school meal (FSM) does depend on your household income and if you receive certain benefits. If you meet the eligibility criteria it is extremely important that you claim for this. The meal your child receives will be no different and it will mean you are eligible to receive any support available during school holidays or in the event of school closures.
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You could be eligible for free school meals if you receive one of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Job Seeker's Allowance
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit and your annual income is no more than £16,190
- Working Tax Credit run-on-paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit and your household's annual net income is no more than £7,400 (£616.67 monthly)
- Support under part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit in addition to any of these benefits you will not be eligible, even if the household income is below £16,190.
If you are already in receipt of FSM and need to inform us of a change in your circumstances e.g., change of address, school, change of benefit entitlement or an additional child attending school, you need to inform us of your ‘Change in Circumstances’.
If you are already in receipt of Free School Meals but have no change of circumstances, you do NOT need to apply again.