Free School Meals are only available to children whose parents / carers receives one of the following benefits:-

Income support

  • Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based)
  • Support under Part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act (1999)
  • Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit, Child Tax Credit, but DO NOT receive any Working Tax Credit, and their annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) does not exceed £16,190 (April 2014)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit.

What proof do I need?

The type of proof that we need is listed below:

  • A photocopy of the decision letter from the benefits office showing your entitlement to Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance – Income Based, Universal Credit or
  • A photocopy of your Inland Revenue Tax Credit Award / Pension Credit or
  • Your application form stamped and dated by the benefits office indicated which benefit you are entitled to, or
  • The proof needed for Asylum Seekers to receive free school meals for their children in their IND letter or IND card, Social Services letter or their N.A.S.S. letter.

How do I apply for Free School Meals?

The easiest and quickest way is on-line via the Carmarthenshire County Council website at www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk or click on the link below:

Online application = http://online.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/ebaseLivePublic/ufsmain?formid=EL_FREE_SCHOOL_MEALS&ebd=0&ebz=1_1480950909110

You can get help to complete the online application form by telephoning Mrs Nerys Davies or Mrs Fiona James on 01239 710447.