To be eligible you must be receiving one of the following:
- income support or income-based Job Seekers Allowance;
- Child Tax Credit with an annual taxable income of less than £16,190
- Pension Guarantee Credit;
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
- Universal Credit with an income of £7,400 or less;
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
You are not eligible if you receive any amount of Working Tax Credit.
To apply for free schools meals please complete the online application form. This service is administered by Essex County Council.