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Hello everyone, I have a question please regarding the FSM, I have applied for my 2 kids back on 20th of March with the school and haven’t heard anything until I decided to reapply via council website today and got an email to claim a voucher for my oldest who’s in p3 but not for my youngest who’s P1.......long story shot 😊 please, has anyone Successfully got a backdated payments?!

Thank you ☺️

blamiaa10
1 month ago
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Ann1984
Ann19841 month ago

You can't get them back dated just be thank ful you got them today others had to take wage cut and still manage to feed their kids.

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blamiaa10
blamiaa10
Original Poster
1 month ago

Ann1984 thank you for your reply, but I never mentioned or comes as being ungrateful, everyone’s circumstances are different and who’s said that I am not highly effected as others. God knows what’s everyone going through. Be nice be humble.

Thank you again 😊 stay safe and God bless

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TheChimp
TheChimp1 month ago

boussahfalamiaa What are your circumstances?

Some people take the right psis.

I saw something online the other day where the OP was annoyed that they had been stopped from getting child tax credits because they had had to try and get Universal Credit because they had lost their job and it was declined.

But the OP had a house, another house that they were getting rental income from and savings of over £16k!

Social security is there for a reason and it's not for people who have a load of money.

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blamiaa10
blamiaa10
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1 month ago

TheChimp thank you for your comment, I am not obliged to share my circumstances on a platform, and as you mentioned Above Social Security is there for a reason.

Thanks again for sharing OP story. Right people get the right help.

Stay safe and God bless. 😊

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TheChimp
TheChimp1 month ago

blamiaa10 Well you've answered your own question then.

If you're entitled to it, you will get it. If you're a mickey taking chancer with money, you won't.

But if the council have made a mistake in not giving you a voucher for your youngest, I can't see why you can't be compensated in some way.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig1 month ago

Unfortunately you can't get them backdated, it goes by the date you applied for them and it isn't the school but the council that is responsible for the free school meals, so it will be based on the date you applied to the council. As for your youngest one, try reapplying and if you still don't get it then email someone at the council about it. It might take a while to hear back as the councils are short staffed just now, but if your child is entitled to it then question why they aren't getting it.

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blamiaa10
blamiaa10
Original Poster
1 month ago

MrsCraig thank you for your comment, i am not sure why, but I found out online that it helps applying for each kid separately.

i will give them a call on Monday to find out.

Thank you again

Stay safe and God bless 😊

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig1 month ago

blamiaa10 it is probably because even though they are siblings and part of the same family, the free school meal voucher is in their own name rather than under one family name. Hope you get it sorted out soon.

Stay safe 😊

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