The French Social Security System Family benefits

Family benefit rates from April 1st 2017 to March 31 2018 before deduction of the CRDS (0.5%)
Benefit type Monthly amounts BMAF%** Means- tested Subject to the CRDS
Family benefits        
- 2 children € 130.51 € 32 % no yes
- 3 children € 297.72 € 73 % no yes
- for each additional child € 167.21 € 41 % no yes
- Increase for each child over 14 € 65.25 € 16 % no yes
Flat-rate allowance € 82.52 € 20.234 % no yes
Family income supplement        
- Base rate € 169.87 41.65 % yes yes
- Increased rate € 237.89 58.33 % yes yes
Family support allowance        
- Full rate € 146.82 36 % no yes
- Partial rate € 110.20 27.02 % no yes
Education allowance for a disabled child        
- Basic allowance € 130.51 32 % no no
- Supplement - 1st category € 97.88 24 % no no
- Supplement - 2nd category
. Single parent increase
€ 265.10
€ 53.02
65 %
13 %
no no
- Supplement - 3rd category
. Single parent increase
€ 375.21
€ 73.41
92 %
18 %
no no
- Supplement - 4th category
. Single parent increase
€ 581.46
€ 232.47
142.57 %
57 %
no no
- Supplement - 5th category
. Single parent increase
€ 743.13
€ 297.72
182.21 %
73 %
no no
- Supplement - 6th category
. Single parent increase
€ 1,107.49
€ 436.39
-
107 %
no no
Daily parental attendance allowance        
- Couple € 43.35 10.63 % no yes
- Single Parent € 51.51 12.63 % no yes
Supplement for expenses (monthly amounts) € 110.89 27.19 % yes yes
EARLY CHILDHOOD BENEFITS PROGRAM        
- Birth grant € 927.71 - yes yes
- Adoption grant € 1,855.42 - yes yes
- Basic allowance        
. Full rate € 185.54 - yes yes
. Partial rate € 92.77 - yes yes
- Supplement for free choice of working time and Shared child-rearing benefit        
. Full rate € 394.06 96.62 % no yes
. Partial rate (Employment < 50%) € 254.74 62.46 % no yes
. Partial rate (Employment between 50% and 80%) € 146.94 36.03 % no yes
- Supplement for free choice of childcare
(child born or adopted from April 1, 2014)
       
Care hired by family        
. If income = €20,509 € 465.10 114.04 % yes yes
. If income between €20,509 and €45,575 € 293.28 71.91 % yes yes
. If income > €45,575 € 175.94 43.14 % no yes
Association or company        
- Childminder        
. If income = €20,509 € 703.81 172.57 % yes yes
. If income between €20,509 and €45,575 € 586.51 143.81 % yes yes
. If income > €45,575 € 469.22 115.05 % no yes
- Home child carer        
. If income = €20,509 € 850.47 208.53 % yes yes
. If income between €20,509 and €45,575 € 733.13 179.76 % yes yes
. If income > €45,575 € 615.84 151 % no yes
Back-to-school allowance (ARS)***
If income < €24,404 with one child
or < €30,036 with 2 children
or < €35,668 with 3 children
or < €41,300 with 4 children
       
For each child aged 6 to 10 € 365.91 89.72 % yes yes
For each child aged 11 to 14 € 386.10 94.67 % yes yes
For each child aged 15 to 18 € 399.48 97.95 % yes yes
Moving allowance
(lump-sum payment)
Maximum for three children


€ 978.82


240 %


yes


no

* As of July 1, 2015, family benefits for households or people with dependent children are income-adjusted. The listed amounts apply to families whose annual income for year N-2 does not exceed €67,408 (for a family with 2 children), €73,025 (for a family with 3 children), €78,642 (for a family with 4 children) + €5,617 per additional child (for a family with more than 4 children). Family benefits for families whose annual income exceeds these amounts are divided by 2 or 4 depending on their income bracket. However, a supplement can be paid on a sliding scale if household income for calendar year N-2 is slightly higher than the applicable income ceiling.

** The monthly family benefit base (BMAF) is set by decree. As from the 2012 Social Security financing law, the BMAF is uprated on 1st of April each year. The BMAF was set at €407.84 on April 1, 2017.

*** Upper limits applicable for fall 2017. Income taken into account is for 2015.