free school dinners

tkachev
tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
edited 27. Jun 2010, 07:31 in Community Chit-chat archive
My 3 children qualify for free school dinners but only 1 takes up the offer as other 2 dont like the food.
Anyway son had his stopped a few weeks ago because tax credit peeps havent sent me confirmation even though I completed form in mid May (over the phone).
Tax credit peeps are behind with their paperwork and cant send out required proof of low income, surprise surprise ,and told me to contact council as they have a form to fill in and can give school confirmation my son qualifies-do not contact the school they say.
So I ring the Council and they deny all this- contact the school they say and they will have a form to sign. School deny this. Back to Council who again deny there is a form. Ring a different department at the council who give me some names to quote and school asks me to come in to sign a form and son gets his school dinners from Monday!!!
Anyone else had this problem? I dont qualify for income support which would make things simple as on carers. Carers beware.
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  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 12,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Elizabeth,

    I am sorry your having trouble and wish I could help but don't know the answers.

    Leaving you a ((( ))) and a hope Luv Cris who found school dinners totally inedible and possibly a big reason why I stopped eating meat :wink: xx

    Oh How's Lucy?
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Cris,
    Lovely to catch you on the forum.
    No trouble as all sorted but they really should sort their system out. i was reading Rehabs bank thread and it got me thinking.....its not just banks who dont know what they are doing.
    If i hadnt phoned hed still be missing his school dinners.

    Still not sure what is happening with Lucy. I think it is working but in a different way than I thought!
    Hope you foals are thriving. What did you call him in the end (the last one born)?


    E x
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,679
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Glad you got it sorted....

    I do knwo what Cris means though...

    in our day stringy meat and soggy cabbage.....frog's spawn and semolina....


    :(
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Toni,

    I remember frogs spawn !
    Actually I did love that synthetic cream on top of the puds and used to save it to the end to savour and enjoy. One day as monitor I left the cream to sort someone out and the dinner lady removed my bowl. I was horrified and dumb struck but as a mere kid didnt dare to complain.

    One day i shall come back and haunt that dinner lady!

    Elizabeth
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,679
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    You get her Elizabeth!!!

    You get her!!!!

    Dinner ladies were a force to be greatly feared weren't they :shock:

    Love

    Toni xx

    i loved the chocolate concrete and mint custard :wink: mmmmm.....
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Yeah they made you eat your veg even when it was soggy and cold. Torture.

    Never had mint custard or even on yorkshire pudding (see alans thread). But looked forward to milk shake and concrete shortbread days.

    E x
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    rehab44 wrote:
    Elizabeth
    I am sure there is some rule somewhere that stops gubberment departments actually communicating with each.

    Funny thing was I knew it was gonna happen! And I wasnt disappointed.

    Elizabeth
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    When i went to sign the form it was very clandestine. No eye contact, hushed whispers and all that.....I obviously crossed a forbidden line somewhere.


    Elizabeth
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein