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Who is eligible for PPG funding?

Why is it important to claim Free School Meals?

The qualifying benefits to receive free school meals are:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit 
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and your annual gross income does not exceed £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit (during the initial roll-out of this benefit)

From September 2014, every child in Reception class, Year 1 and Year 2 in our school will receive a free school meal. You will not have to receive a qualifying benefit for your child to get a free school meal, but if you are getting a qualifying benefit, please tell us - your child will benefit from extra funding from the Government.

If you think you may qualify call the Central Bedfordshire Helpline: 0300 300 8306