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Are you entitled to Free School Meals for your child?

posted 2 Oct 2018, 06:46 by Linn Hoggins   [ updated 2 Oct 2018, 06:48 ]

Not sure if you are entitled to Free School Meals?

You are eligible for free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:
  • Income support
  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Pension Credit Guarantee
  • Child Tax Credit without Working Tax Credit and an annual taxable income below £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit and an annual taxable income below £16,190.

If you think you meet any of the criteria, please click on the link: North Tyneside Council - How to Apply for Free School Meals

Even if you are entitled to Universal Free School Meals (children in Reception to Year 2) and you think you may be entitled to free school meals/school milk by meeting one of the criteria above, please complete the application form by clicking on the link Free School Meals Application, this will automatically entitle you to free school milk as well as free school meals.

You can also make an application over the telephone by calling: (0191) 643 2288.

Thank you.