Assistance with school clothing can be claimed if parents and carers are receiving any one of the following:
? Income Support
? Universal Credit (where the monthly earned income does not exceed £610).
? Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
? Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
? Child Tax Credit, but not in receipt of Working Tax Credit, and your income is less than £16,105 (as assessed by the HMRC)
? Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit and an income below £6,420 (as assessed by the HMRC)
? If a young person is 16 to 18 years old and receive any of these benefits in their own right, then they can claim for themselves.
? An asylum seeker receiving support
? Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
To streamline the application process, the Council has a single application form for school clothing grants and free school meals. Applications can be made online at