Could you be eligible for free school meals?

If your personal circumstances have changed and you think that you may be eligible for free school meals because you now receive a benefit please contact Hartlepool Local Authority at 01429 284188 or e-mail benefits@hartlepool.gov.uk

Free School Meals Online Applications

Parents and Carers with children who are eligible for Free School Meals can apply online using the following link:

Online Applications

You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

• Income Support (IS)

• Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (IBJSA)

• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

• The guaranted element of 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.

Universal Credit.

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get Free School Meals.

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If you think you qualify, contact Mrs N. Roberts at school. Telephone (01429) 273041.

The registration process is completely confidential and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.