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Free school meals

Parents who receive certain benefits are eligible to apply for free school meals for their child.

Eligibility

If you live in Middlesbrough and receive any of the following support, you'll be eligible to apply for free school meals for your child.

  1. Income Support
  2. Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  3. Income-related Employment and Support Allowance 
  4. Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  5. The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  6. Child Tax Credit (as long as you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190 as assessed by HM Revenues and Customs)
  7. Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  8. Universal Credit

How to claim free school meals

You can claim free school means by:

What happens next

Once your claim has been assessed, a letter will be sent to inform you of the outcome. If you qualify, we'll notify your child's school.

Change in circumstances

It's your responsibility to contact the free school meals office if your circumstances change, for example, if you no longer receive one of the qualifying benefits, you've moved house, or your child moves to a different school.

Contact us

Emailfsm@mouchel-middlesbrough.com
Post:
Free School Meals
PO Box 98
Middlesbrough House
TS1 2YQ

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