Last reviewed on 24 April 2023
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Find out the eligibility criteria for free school meals (FSM), and learn about the transitional protections in place during the Universal Credit rollout period.

Eligibility criteria

A child may be eligible for free school meals (FSM) if their parents receive any of the following benefits:

Children may also get FSM if they receive any of these benefits directly, instead of