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Free School Meals

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Free School Meals

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit (provided your earned income is no more than £616.67 in the last Universal Credit assessment period)
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Children who receive any of the above benefits in their own right (ie they receive benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also receive free school meals.

If you have a query about free school meals you can email or log onto Stockport MBC website at and search for Free School Meals.