Education Welfare Benefits

Education welfare benefits are free school meals for children where the families receive:

  • Income Support
  • Income based job seekers allowance
  • Child tax credit (but not working tax credit), and their annual taxable income is £16,190 or less
  • Universal Credit

Children of asylum seekers or unaccompanied asylum seeking children are also entitled for free school meals

If you are not claiming housing benefits and/or council tax you may still be entitled to Free School Meals, so please apply using the link below.

Free School Meals

A free meal, provided by the school, which is paid for out of the Education benefit fund and administered alongside housing and council tax benefit. The school will be notified of your entitlement.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for free school meals, please use form linked below.

If you need help filling in this form or would like information about making a claim, you can telephone for advice and information on 0845 070 1066. You can also call in at customer services at either Blackburn or Darwen town hall. For more information please contact Miss Kelsall at BCHS with Crosshill.

Any field marked with a red asterisk (*) is a mandatory field and must be completed.

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