What you need to apply
Everyone needs to send a passport style photo that is:
- head and shoulders only, facing forwards;
- not smiling;
- portrait, not landscape;
- taken against a plain background;
- in colour; and
- shows just one person in the picture.
If you are claiming because you get maximum Working Tax Credits we will need to see a full copy of your Tax Credit Award Notice for 2016-2017.
If you are claiming because your child gets free school meals , we will need to see a full copy of your free school meals letter that you received form us.
If you are claiming because the child is in temporary or homeless families accommodation. We will need to see proof of this too.
If you have photos or scans of these on your computer or phone you can upload them as you fill in the form. Just make sure you have them ready before you start.
Don't worry if you can't upload them. Fill in the form and we'll let you know other ways to send them to us. You must send them within 14 days though. If not you will need to apply again.