The child lives with his/her other parent at a different address – can they apply for Free School Meals?

Free school meals eligibility is based on the family and not the individual.

  • If a step-father/mother or partner is living at the address and in receipt of an eligible benefit, the family will be eligible.
  • A parent living at a different address to the child will be able to use his or her benefit as proof of eligibility for that child.