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 2020/21, or
- you get Universal Credit, we need to see a full copy of your Universal Credit Award Notice, or
- 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, or
- the child is in temporary or homeless families accommodation, we will need to see proof of this.
How to apply
You can apply online if you can send us everything electronically.
We will accept scans and photos of evidence, for example, your free school meals letter as long as they are clear and all pages are included.
Upload the files from your computer or phone as you fill in the form. Make sure you have them ready before you start.
Download and print the application form to apply by post if you cannot upload these documents.