Returning to School - Covid 19

Free School Meals Over Half-Term

Manchester City Council have agreed to provide funding for all children who are eligible for a benefits related free school meal. This does not include the universal scheme that children from Rec - Y2 are eligible for.  However, please be aware that if you have a child in these year groups & you as a family are eligible for benefits (see below), you will be able to receive it.  Families are to receive a cash payment for the week by claiming through the attached link below.  This will continue to be open until 13th November, so that it can be claimed retrospectively, if you are unable to claim next week.  

https://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200008/benefits_and_support/6302/apply_for_a_loan_if_you_are_in_financial_crisis

FSM eligibility

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under Part !V of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not 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)

 

 

Please find attached information from Public Health. 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ 

 

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