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Is your child eligible to receive FREE SCHOOL MEALS ...?

It is important for children to have a nutritious meal at lunchtimes.  If you can’t afford School or College dinners you may be eligible for Free School Meals.

To be eligible you must be receiving one of the following:

  • Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual taxable income of less than £16,190
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

You are not eligible if you receive any amount of Working Tax Credit.

To apply for Free Schools Meals, you will need to complete the online application form by following this link at Essex County Council

The application form for Free School Meals can be found here

If you experience difficulties in applying for this benefit please contact

Families in Focus (Telephone 01245 353575 )

who will be able to help you.


More information on Free School Meals from Essex County Council is available from their website.

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