by Susan van de Ven on 15 April, 2020
For many families, the coronavirus outbreak has meant a change in financial circumstances. If your circumstances have changed, and you have school aged children, you might want to consider whether you meet the criteria for free school meals:
If you think you might qualify, do complete an online application at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals to receive an instant response.
If you have previously applied or been eligible for free school meals, you do not need to re-apply, as the council will continue to re-check your entitlement each month and will notify you should you become re-eligible.
Whilst schools remain closed the council is continuing to support eligible families to help ease the burden during this difficult time. This may be in the form of packed lunches, food parcels or food vouchers. Once your eligibility has been confirmed, your child’s school will inform you of their own specific provision arrangements directly.
If you have any queries in relation to free school meals entitlement please contact the council’s Education Welfare Benefits Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone them on 01223 703200.Leave a comment