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School Meals

School Meals/ Clothing Grants 2016 - 2017

 

For more information and to download application forms please go to Dundee City Council Website.

Application forms are also available from:

Customer Contact Centre
50 North Lindsay Street
Dundee DD1 1QE Map
Tel: 433458

School Meals and Clothing Grants Guidance

If your child attends a Dundee City Council school you may be entitled to free school meals and / or school clothing grant for them. You can check your benefits and how they affect your application on the table below.

Staff at Dundee House will check over your application and supporting documents. Once all necessary information has been provided, we'll be able to process your application.

 

Benefit you receive

Are you entitled to free school meals?

Proof You Are Required To Provide

Are you entitled to a school clothing grant?

 

Proof You Are Required To Provide

Income support

Yes

DWP award letter which shows current entitlement to this benefit.

Yes

Same as School Meals, PLUS proof of child benefit.

Job seekers allowance
(income based)

Yes

DWP award letter which shows current entitlement to this benefit.

Yes

Same as School Meals, PLUS proof of child benefit.

Employment & Support Allowance (Income Related)

Yes

DWP award letter which shows current entitlement to this benefit.

Yes

Same as School Meals, PLUS proof of child benefit.

Child Tax Credit with a gross annual income below £16,105 with no element of Working Tax credit

Yes

Current Tax Credit Award Notice (TC602A) which shows entitlement to this benefit

Yes

Same as School Meals, PLUS proof of child benefit.

In receipt of both maximum Child Tax Credit and maximum Working Tax Credit Gross maximum income below £6420.

Yes

Current Tax Credit Award Notice (TC602A) which shows entitlement to this benefit

Yes

Same as School Meals, PLUS proof of child benefit.

Child Tax Credit AND Working Tax Credit with an income between £6420 and £16,105

No

Current Tax Credit Award Notice (TC602A) which shows entitlement to this benefit

Yes

Same as School Meals, PLUS proof of child benefit.

Support Under part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Yes

Confirmation Letter/Home Office

Yes

Same as School Meals, PLUS proof of child benefit.

Housing benefit

No

Current housing benefit award letter.

Yes

Same as School Meals, PLUS proof of child benefit.

Council tax benefit- council tax discount or exemption does not qualify

No

Current council tax benefit award letter.

Yes

Same as School Meals, PLUS proof of child benefit.


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Application Guidance

During June to September we receive a large number of forms and therefore it may

take up to 4 weeks to process your application. During this time we would ask that

you do not call us to check on the progress of your application.

Applications during the school year

You may submit an application at any time throughout the school year. Process of application

will follow the same format as those applying in June.

Students who are 16 before 30th September and who are eligible to apply for an Education

Maintenance Allowance will NOT be entitled to a Clothing Grant for the next session

beginning in August. However, they may be entitled to Free School Meals.

Payments

Applications will be accepted from beginning of June. Payments will be made from the start

of July onwards.

The Clothing Grant payment will be made by BACS payment (directly into your bank/building

society account)

Please note we cannot pay money directly into Post Office Accounts, Clearing Accounts or

Credit Union Accounts. If you have one of these accounts we will pay you by cheque.

Only one Clothing Grant will be paid for any pupil during a school year

Please Note:

The closing date for Clothing Grant Applications is 17 March each year. Applications

received after 17 March each year will NOT be processed for the current academic year. A

fresh application will be required and a new application form will become available in June

each year for the next school session beginning in August.

Change of circumstances

It is your responsibility to notify us of any changes as this could affect your

entitlement.

IMPORTANT NOTES

Where possible, please email any query you may have to  

me

Applications received after the 1st of August may not be processed in time

for the start of the school term.

We are unable to backdate late or incomplete applications.

One application form is suitable for all children in your family, even if they

attend different schools.

Assistance with schoolwear is only awarded ONCE per academic year.

Assistance with schoolwear is NOT available to nursery school pupils.

alsandclothing@dundeecity.gov.uk