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Which children can get the funding?

Which children can get the funding?

Economic criteria

  • Income support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Park VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit - Provided parents are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - household income must be less than £7,400 a year after tax, not including any benefits - this is assessed on up to three of the parent’s most recent universal credit assessment periods.

Non-economic criteria

In addition, a child could be eligible if they:

  • are being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales
  • Child has left through:
    • an adoption order
    • a special guardianship order
    • a child arrangement order

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