2 year old eligibility criteria

For your child to be eligible you must meet one of the criteria in the table below. Details of the evidence you will need to provide are also listed:

Criteria
CriteriaEvidence

Families in receipt of one or more of the following benefits or tax credits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit, where your household has a combined annual work income of less than £15,400 after tax
  • The guarantee element of the State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, where your household annual income is less than £16,190 before tax
  • Working Tax Credit, where your household annual income is less than £16,190 before tax

We will use the information you provide on the application form to check your eligibility using an online government database.

We may contact you if further information or evidence is required.

Asylum seekers receiving support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

National Asylum Seeker Service (NASS) Reference Number

Children who are looked after by the local authority or who have left care through special guardianship, adoption or residence order. 

Confirmation from your Social Worker.

Children who are the subject of a Child Protection Plan.

Confirmation from your Social Worker.

Children who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.

Confirmation from your EHC lead professional.

Disabled children who receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

Copy of your benefit letter confirming you are in receipt of DLA for your child.