GSHS offers Free School Meals in respect of children under the age of 19 where the parent or carer is in receipt of one of the benefits shown below:

· Income Support

· Income-based Jobseekers’ Allowance

· Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

· Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

· The guaranteed element of State 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 receive any of the above benefits in their own right (i.e. they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or carer) can also get Free School Meals.

To apply for free school meals visit Warrington Borough Council Free School Meals webpage.