Is your child eligible for free school meals?
£350 – The amount of money that a parent could save per child through claiming free school meals.
The high cost of raising a young family means that everyone could do with some help. If you are on benefits or unemployed you may be able to claim free school meals for your child.
Free school meals save you time and money and provide reassurance that your children are eating a healthy, balanced lunch every day.
At Elfed High School we also provide extra help with equipment and look out to support in any way we can.
Parents living in Wales do not have to pay for their childrens’ school lunches if they receive certain benefits. We are aware that some children who attend Elfed High School are eligible for free school meals but don’t know it.
If you think your family could qualify, please download the application form or pick up a copy from the school office.
Please call Mrs L Owen on 01244 550217 for more advice.
Guidance notes for free school meals
Children whose parents receive the following support payments are eligible to receive free school meals:
Income based Jobseekers allowance
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Child Tax Credit, provided that they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and their annual income does not exceed £16,190
Working Tax Credit “run-on” – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit