West Lothian Council School Clothing Grant/Free School Meals forms will be available from the school school office from 12 June or visit www.westlothian.gov.uk/helpwithcosts for more info.
The eligibility criteria for both grants are noted below
School Clothing Grant:
If you receive: Income Support, Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance, any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit with monthly payments not exceeding £500 per month, Working Tax Credit and/or Child Tax Credit (with a household income of less than £16,105), and your child is under the age of sixteen and attends a primary or secondary school, you may be eligible for a school clothing grant.
Free School Meals:
Pupils with parents in receipt of any of the following are entitled to free school meals:
· Income-Support/Pension Credit
· Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance
· Any Income-Related element for Employment & Support Allowance
Working Tax Credit and/or Child Tax Credit, and household income does not exceed £6,420 (maximum WTC)
Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and household income does not exceed £16,105
Universal Credit payments that do not exceed £500 per month