Free school meals

You are entitled to free school meals for your family if you receive:

  • income support 
  • income-based jobseekers' allowance 
  • income-based employment and support allowance 
  • the guarantee element of pension credit 
  • child tax credit (but not if you also get working tax credit) and have an annual income under £16,190
  • if you are an asylum seeker supported by the UKBA under Part VI if the Nationality and Asylum Act 1999. 

You must speak to your child's school about claiming free school meals.

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