Kids are expensive! What could you be entitled to?

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Are your children attending the new super-school? Are you struggling with dinner money and uniform costs?

You have come to the right place!

East Ayrshire Council have grants to help low income families with the costs of their school child’s food and clothing.

Free School Meals

All children from primary 1 to primary 3 are granted free school meals however afterwards you must apply and meet certain criteria.

If you are accepted for free school meals, a weekly allowance will be paid into your child’s ParentPay account. This will cover a standard two course meal daily.

You are eligible for free school meals if you currently claim any of the benefits listed below:

  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance (income based)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (income based)
  • Universal Credit (take home pay is not more than £610 per month)
  • Child Tax Credit only – annual income less than £16,105
  • Working Tax Credit and Child Tax credit – annual income less than £7,330
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Clothing Grant

If you meet the criteria shown below, you will be entitled to a once yearly payment of £120 per child to cover school clothing costs.

(If your child is intending to stay on after fourth year any award will not be paid until they return in August.)

You are eligible for a clothing grant if you currently claim any of the benefits listed below:

  • Income support
  • Job Seekers Allowance (income based)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (income related)
  • Universal Credit (take home pay is not more than £610 per month)
  • Working Tax Credit – annual income less than £15,276
  • Child Tax Credit only – annual income less than £16,105
  • Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit – annual income less than £7,330
  • Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction

For more information and to apply online for Free School Meals or a Clothing Grant visit:

https://www.east-ayrshire.gov.uk/CouncilAndGovernment/Benefits/Benefits-EducationAndSchool/Clothing-grants-and-free-school-meals/Clothing-grants-and-free-school-meals.aspx

 

 

*Source: east-ayrshire.gov.uk

 

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