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FREE SCHOOL MEALS &
CLOTHING GRANT APPLICATION
2020/21
Operational Support Finance, Fairfield House, 8 Lothian Road, Dalkeith, EH22 3ZG
Telephone Number: 0131 271 3655
Email: fsmAwards@midlothian.gov.uk
OFFICIAL USE ONLY
ID Number:
Benefit Number
FSM Start Date
CG Total Paid £
Signature of Authoriser
Date
Section 1:
Name of Parent/Guardian 1
Name of Parent/Guardian 2
Forename
Forename
Surname
Surname
Are you a Kinship Carer? tick if yes Are you a Foster Carer? tick if yes
Full Address:
National
Insurance No:
Tel No:
Town:
Mobile Number:
Postcode:
Email:
Are you applying for? Please tick relevant box(es)
Free school Meal/Milk School clothing Grant
Please include all children at school
Forename
Surname
DOB
School
Year Group
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Section 2:
I am in receipt of the following benefit:
Type of Income Evidence Required
Income Support
We can check this for you on our system. Please
refer to the FAQs
Income based Job Seekers Allowance
We can check this for you on our system. Please
refer to the FAQs
Income Based Employment and Support
Allowance
We can check this for you on our system. Please
refer to the FAQs
*Child Tax Credit ONLY (with an annual income
less than £16,105)
Please enclose your 2020/2021 TC602
*Child Tax Credit AND Working Tax Credit
(with an annual income less than £6,900)
Please enclose your 2020/2021 TC602
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and
Asylum Act 1999
Please enclose your 2020/2021 TC602_Support
under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Universal Credit where the monthly earned income
(Take Home Pay) does not exceed £610
Please provide a copy of your online journal full
statement
Have you moved into Midlothian in the last 12
months?
Yes No
If yes, please provide your previous full address
with postcode
Which Local Authority area did you previously live?
Section 3:
Payments will be made by BACS into your bank/building society account.
Name of Account
Holder
Sort Code (6 digits)
Account Number
Section 4: Other Relevant Details:
If you do not receive any of the stated benefits you may still qualify for assistance. Please give reasons for
your application in the space below. Please use a separate sheet if necessary.
I declare that the above information is complete and correct. I agree to notify you in writing of
any change in my circumstances that might affect my claim.
Your Signature (please type name below if submitting form by email):
Date:
Privacy Notice
If you would like to know how Midlothian Council collects, uses and shares your personal Information, please
visit our website www.midlothian.gov.uk to access our online Privacy notice
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Guidance
for
applying
- Free School Meals & Clothing Grant
Frequently asked questions:
Q When can I apply?
A We will accept applications for session 2020/2021 from June 2020.
Q How often can I apply?
A You can only apply once per academic year for one child or more. Free School Meals and Clothing
Grant are on the same application. You just need to tick the relevant box(es).
Q What evidence do I submit if I am in receipt of Universal Credit?
A We need a copy of your full Universal Credit statement. Your monthly earned income (Take Home
Pay) must be under £610.00.
Q How do I access my Universal Credit statement?
A Log in to your online journal which will take you to your home page:
select “Payments”
select “See details of Univ
ersal Credit statement
print or email full up to date statement the option to print is at the top right hand corner
we will not accept incomplete statement
Q Can I
still complete an application if I am new to Universal Credit and haven’t yet received my
first payment?
A We cannot process or approve your application until we receive the evidence of your first payment.
Q What evidence do I need to submit if I am in receipt of Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance
or Employment & Support Allowance?
A If you are a Midlothian resident, we should be able to check your income on our system.
A If you have only just started receiving benefits, we will require a letter from the Job Centre dated within
the last 6 months to confirm your benefits.
A If you have recently moved to Midlothian from another Local Authority, we will require a letter from
the Job Centre dated within the last 6 months to confirm your benefits.
Q What evidence do I submit if I am in receipt of Child Tax Credits only?
A We need a copy of your full up to date Tax Credits Award Letter for the current financial year. The
correct letter will have TC602 printed on the bottom left hand corner. Your annual income must be
under £16,105.00.
Q What evidence do I submit if I am in receipt of Child Tax Credits AND Working Tax Credits?
A We need a copy of your full up to date Tax Credits Award Letter for the current financial year. The
correct letter will have TC602 printed on the bottom left hand corner. Your annual income must be
under £6900.00.
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Q
A
What is the process if I am applying under Support under part IV of the immigration and asylum
act 1999?
You should seek advice from Children’s Services
Contact Centre Telephone Number: 0131 271 6674
Or email enquiry to CFReferrals@midlothian.gov.uk
Q
A
A
Do you accept screenshots of evidence?
We only accept screenshots for Universal Credit statement provided the full statement
screenshotted and emailed toFSMAwards@midlothian.gov.uk
Please email your scanned Tax Credit Award letter to FSMAwards@midlothian.gov.uk
is
Q
A
How much is the payment of the Clothing Grant?
Payment of £100.00 is made per child when eligible.
Q
A
When do I hear if my application has been approved?
We will only notify you if your application is refused or if we need further evidence.
Q
A
When will I receive payment for the clothing grant(s)?
Payment will be made fortnightly from July throughout the academic school year. Please check your
bank account. If you have not received payment within 6 weeks of submitting your application, please
contact us. Our contact details are on the application.
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How will I know if the school meals have been set up?
If your application has been approved, school meals are updated instantly on the school system. You
can check directly with the school office.
If your child attends High School, the funds will automatically be paid onto their cards in the morning,
which they can check daily. Any issue should be immediately reported to the school office.
Q
A
What do I need to do if my circumstances change during the year?
If you no longer receive any of the qualifying benefits, you must inform us immediately as
School Meals entitlement ends by emailingfsmawards@midlothian.gov.uk
the Free
Q
A
Can I get paid into my Post Office account?
Unfortunately Post Office accounts cannot receive Bacs payments.
Q
A
Where do I hand my application form?
Midlothian Council Receptions are currently closed due to the Coronavirus. Please email your
application with the evidence to fsmawards@midlothian.gov.uk
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