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In the cost of living crisis every penny counts for families. Don't miss out on vital free school meal vouchers for food & other essentials - especially if you don't have to.

As a Sefton resident, you are eligible for free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit and have a net household income of less than £7400 per annum
  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit ONLY (not entitled/receiving Working Tax Credit) and have an income of less that £16190.00
  • Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Support under VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act

If you are on a qualifying benefit and do not already receive free school meals, we urge you to make a formal application as soon as possible. This can benefit your child’s school as they can claim extra funding (Pupil Premium). Currently Sefton are providing vouchers to families during the school holidays if you are eligible for Free School Meals.

Check the eligibility criteria on our website here