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Temporary extension of free school meals eligibility to NRPF groups

Coronavirus (COVID-19):

The government have temporarily extended free school meal eligibility to include some children of families who are not receiving any benefits. The government is calling this no recourse to public funds (NRPF).

Those who can apply, include:

  • Children of families receiving support under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989 who are also subject to a no recourse to public funds restriction
  • Children of Zambrano carers
  • Children of families with no recourse to public funds with a right to remain in the UK on grounds of private and family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights

These families must have a maximum household income of £28,200 per year.

This extension covers both children who are attending school and children who are self-isolating at home because they or a member of their household have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you want to check whether your family is eligible please either follow the link below or contact Wiltshire Council

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/guidance-for-the-temporary-extension-of-free-school-meals-eligibility-to-nrpf-groups