It is important for children to have a good nutritious meal at lunch time. If you cannot afford school dinners you may be eligible for free school meals and/or help with school uniform.

  • 1 Current Eligibility
  • 2 Claimant Details
  • 3 Child(ren) Details
  • 4 Your Circumstances
  • 5 Account Details
  • 6 Declaration

To be eligible you must live in Northern Ireland, be receiving one of the benefits listed below and your child must attend a school or Regional College/FE College in Northern Ireland:

  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance (if you receive Contribution-Based Jobseeker's Allowance you will not qualify under this benefit)
  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) - if you receive Contribution-Based ESA you will not qualify under this benefit
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit and/or Working Tax Credit with an annual taxable household income not exceeding £16,190
  • Universal Credit with net household earnings not exceeding £14,000 per year
  • An Asylum Seeker supported by the Home Office Asylum Support Assessment Team (ASAT) you can also apply.