ELC – 01/05/20 school clothing

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

www.highland.gov.uk/schoolmealsandclothinggrants.