Who can get free
You can claim free school meals for a child who lives with you and who
you are responsible for, as long as you get one of these qualifying incomes:
§ Income Support; or
§ income-based Jobseeker's Allowance; or
§ Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit); or
§ income-related Employment and Support
§ Child Tax Credit (CTC) as long
as you are not getting an amount for childcare paid with your CTC, or
getting Working Tax Credit. HM Revenue & Customs must
also have worked out your household income as £16,190 a
year or less. This income limit will be used until April 2013 but may
go up in future years.
you feel your child may be entitled to free school meals Please bring proof of
entitlement to the school office as soon as possible. Claim forms are available
and I will be happy to help with any queries.