The Government is rolling out Universal Credit to those of working age in Swansea from 13th December 2017. People will need to claim Universal Credit instead of making a new claim for Housing Benefit, Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit and/or Working Tax Credit.
If you are awarded an amount of Universal Credit you will be eligible for Free School Meals. Even if your child does not wish to have the free dinners it is important that parents/carers apply for Free School Meals if they are eligible, as the school receives funding as a result of the number of children in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals. This funding allows a range of measures to be put in place aimed at raising attainment, increasing opportunities and supporting all learners.
For information and to apply for Free School Meals visit: www.swansea.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals
For information on Universal Credit visit: www.swansea.gov.uk/universalcredit