Free School Meals:Written question - 153172

Asked by Stephen Timms
(East Ham)

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 13 June 2018
Department for Education
Free School Meals
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether self-employed earnings that a person is treated as having under the Minimum Income Floor rules in universal credit count towards the £7,400 per annum free school meals threshold in England.
Answered by: Nadhim Zahawi
Answered on: 18 June 2018

For determining eligibility for free school meals, we will assess the earnings of self-employed people based on their actual annualised net earned income, rather than the assumed earned income of the minimum income floor, over a period of up to three months. Where families’ actual annualised net earned income is below the £7,400 annual threshold, their children will be eligible for free school meals.

Grouped Questions: 153173 | 153174

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