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School Uniform Voucher Academic Year 2019/20


If you live in Sandwell, receive one of the benefits listed below and your child will be in Reception class from September 2019, you may qualify for a voucher towards the cost of your child’s school uniform.  Vouchers will not be available to any child in Years 1 to 6 nor to children in Nursery.


The contribution available for this year is:

  • £20 for a child starting in an eligible Reception Class school from September 2019 only


It is important that you read the following before applying:


You must be receiving one of these benefits:


  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based Only)
  • Universal credit – with a household net income of less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)*
  • Child Tax Credit (not including any Working Tax Credit), with an annual income of less than £16,190
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income related only)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit (Inc. Child Tax Credit)


NOTE: You will NOT qualify for a school uniform voucher if you receive any amount of Working Tax Credit. Please check your latest Tax Credit Awards Notice if you are unsure.


*If you are in receipt of Universal Credit you may be asked to provide supporting evidence, for example, a copy of your Universal Credit Statement(s).


To apply for a voucher, please fill in the Online Application Form


You must apply before the 31st January 2020 as any applications received after this date will be refused.


For further information, call the Education Benefits Team on 0121 569 8186 or 569 8189.


This information is taken directly from the following page on Sandwell’s website:

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