Free School Meals

Your child may qualify for free school meals if you get any of the following:

-Income Support
-Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
-Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
-The guaranteed part of Pension Credit
-Child Tax Credit (as long as your annual gross income is £16,190 or less and you don’t get Working Tax Credit)
-Working Tax Credit run-off after you come off Working Tax Credit
-Universal Credit that you applied for on, or after, 1 April 2018. As long as your household income is less than £7,400 a year after tax, not including any benefits. Verification of household members must be provided and to verify household income , we suggest providing either a: payslip, P60, bank statement, letter from their bank, letter from their employer, letter from the local authority confirming support if applicable. Families who are receiving Section 4 support are not able to work, and as such their income does not need to be verified.

https://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/500186/education_benefits/7355/apply_for_free_school_meals