Reply To: Universal Credit and Free School Lunches

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Michelle Hunter
Participant

Thanks Jason, it was more of the date when to award from.  The DfE have stated that we should award a free school meal from the end of the month assessment in which UC entitlement is confirmed.

My query to DfE:

Universal Credit date of claim: 01/08/2017

Universal Credit entitlement date: 08/08/2017

Universal Credit entitlement confirmed: 20/09/2017

First assessment period 08/08/2017-07/09/2017

Second assessment period 08/09/2017-07/10/2017

Would the fsm entitlement begin on the 07/09/2017 as this is the end of the 1st assessment period when UC is confirmed or would it begin on the 07/10/2017 because this is the end of the assessment period when UC is confirmed.

Or even though UC is not confirmed until 20/09/2017 would fsm entitlement begin on the 08/08/2017 which is the UC entitlement date.

Does that make sense?