Help with the cost of education - Free School Meals
Children of families receiving certain benefits could be entitled to free school meals and other education benefits. 16-18 year olds receiving these benefits in their own right are also entitled to free school meals.
If your family lives in Hertfordshire and has a low income, you may be able to get help with the cost of full-time education for your child.
You may be able to get:
- Free school meals.
- Help with travel costs.
- Help with music fees.
- Help with cycle training.
In order to get financial help you need to be receiving one of the following benefits:
- Income support*
- Income-based Job Seeker's Allowance*
- Income-related Employment Support Allowance*
- Child Tax Credit, with a taxable income of no more than £16,190 and not in receipt of Working Tax Credit*
- Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit)*
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999*
- Child Tax Credit - payable at a rate higher than the family element i.e. £545.34 (this is £1,095.00 if you also have a child under one year old).
- Working Tax Credit, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit (not including second adult rebate).
- Working tax credit during the four week period immediately after employment finished or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week.
* Some help may be available if you receive these specific benefits only.