Free School Meals

If you live in Merthyr Tydfil and receive any of the following, you can claim free school meals for your school-aged child:

  • Income Support

  • Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance

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

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and your annual income does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by Tax Credits)

  • Guarantee element of Pension Credit

  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit (not in work)

  • Universal Credit (in work) where your award is based on annual earnings from your employment or self-employment and have been determined as less than £7,400.

Young people who receive Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance in their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals.

Click on the following link to begin an application process if your child is entitled to free school meals: