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Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also 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 – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:
- younger than the compulsory age for starting school
- in full-time education
If you do not qualify for most benefits (also known as having ‘no recourse to public funds’), your child may still be eligible for free school meals.
Ask their school or local authority whether they’re eligible.
Does your child qualify for a FREE breakfast and lunch everyday?
To find out and to apply please fill in the Wiltshire Council Free School Meals Form.
Food Bank Vouchers
We are now registered with Andover Food Bank and hold/can distribute vouchers to families in need of food parcels. Parents can simply phone, email or drop in to request a voucher and this will enable them to collect a parcel from the nearest distribution point or centre e.g. The Castle Practice in Ludgershall, The Windmill Hill Children’s Centre in Tidworth and the Food Bank in Andover to name but a few. A list of collection points can be found on their website at: https://andover.foodbank.org.uk/