How To Make A Claim
You may claim reimbursement for milk purchased for each child under 5 who is in
your care for two hours or more per day and who is supplied with 189 ml (1/3 pint)
of milk or, where supplied in 200 ml containers only, with 200 ml of milk.
For any such child under 12 months you may instead claim for infant formula made
up to 189 ml (1/3) pint) as instructed on the pack. All claims must be forwarded
by the approved provider but they can request that payment be made directly to the
supplier of milk.
You can now claim monthly online. Please
Click here in order to start the process. It is important to note that once
you start claiming online you cannot go back to sending in postal
You can continue to send in your claims by post, as you do currently. However,
please note that very soon we will be changing all of the claim periods from four-monthly
to monthly. You do not need to do anything at this point in time, as instructions
will be communicated to you individually.
How the NMRU will deal with your claim
NMRU will check your claim to see that it is consistent with your registration details
and is otherwise correct. Once the claim is processed, payment will be made by BACS
(Bankers Automated Clearing Service). All claims made for milk supplied up until
and including the 30th of September 2015 must be submitted within 2 years. Due to
recent changes in regulations, claims for milk supplied from the 1st of October
2015 onwards must be submitted within 6 months.
You should obtain milk and infant formula from your local suppliers at the best price
available to meet your requirements. You will need receipts/invoices for the milk
purchased as you may be asked to send proof of purchase and price paid to NMRU in
support of your claim or for audit purposes.
Obligations of approved day care providers
You may only claim reimbursement for the milk actually purchased for supply to children
in your care. You may be required to produce records or other documentary evidence
to support claims for reimbursement.
Approval of a provider maybe withdrawn if you cease to be a day care provider or
if inadequate arrangements are being made for the supply of milk or infant formula.