Before you start
Check your postcode to make sure the area you live in is covered by us.
To apply online you must be able to upload a photo and any evidence we ask for. For example, if you receive either free school meals, Universal Credit or full Working Tax Credits, or the child is in homeless or temporary accommodation.
If you can’t upload these, download the application form and apply by post instead.
Save the child’s photo as a jpeg so we can make it the right size.
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