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Free School Meals

Parents/Guardians are entitled to get free school meals/milk for their children if they receive:


  • Income Support, or
  • Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance, or
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance, or
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit, or
  • Child Tax Credit with a total annual taxable income of less than £16,190 and are NOT receiving Working Tax Credit, or
  • Have successfully obtained asylum status.


Grants for school uniforms are no longer available.


If you are a foster carer, and receiving a fostering allowance, you are not eligible to claim free school meals for those children you are fostering.


When filling in the form below, it is important that you tick for both Free School Meals and Free Milk.


An application form for free school meals should be completed and returned by hand to any One-Stop-Shop. Alternatively, postal applications can be addressed to:


Benefits Service, Wirral Council, PO Box No 2, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 6B

Free School Meals Application Form.