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The French Social Security System Family benefits

Family benefit rates from April 1st 2016 to March 31 2017 before deduction of the CRDS (0.5%)
Benefit type Monthly amounts BMAF%** Means- tested Subject to the CRDS
Family benefits        
- 2 children 130,12 € * 32 % no yes
- 3 children 296.83 € * 73 % no yes
- for each additional child 166.72 € * 41 % no yes
Children born before 01/05/1997
- increase for each child over 16

65.06 € *

16 %

no

yes
Children born after 30/04/1997
- Increase for each child over 14

65.06 € *

16 %

no

yes
Flat-rate allowance 82.28 € * 20.234 % no yes
Family income supplement        
- Base rate 169.36 € 41.65 % yes yes
- increased rate 220.23 € 54,16 % yes yes
Family support allowance        
- full rate 140,28 € 34,50 % no yes
- partial rate 105.27 € 25,89 % no yes
Education allowance for a disabled child        
- Basic allowance 130,12 € 32 % no no
- Supplement - 1st category 97.59 € 24 % no no
- Supplement - 2nd category
. Single parent increase
264.30 €
52.86 €
65 %
13 %
no no
- Supplement - 3rd category
. Single parent increase
374.09 €
73.19 €
92 %
18 %
no no
- Supplement - 4th category
. Single parent increase
579.72 €
231.77 €
142.57 %
57 %
no no
- Supplement - 5th category
. Single parent increase
740.90 €
296.83 €
182.21 %
73 %
no no
- Supplement - 6th category
. Single parent increase
1104.18 €
435.08 €
-
107 %
no no
Daily parental attendance allowance        
- Couple 43.22 € 10.63 % no yes
- Single Parent 51.36 € 12.63 % no yes
Supplement for expenses (monthly amounts) 110.56 € 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
(child born or adopted prior to April 1, 2014)
       
If the basic allowance is not paid        
. Full rate 579.72 € 142.57 % no yes
. Partial rate (Employment < 50%) 440.82 € 108.41 % no yes
. Partial rate (Employment between 50% and ≤ 80%) 333.35 € 81.98 % no yes
If the basic allowance is paid        
. Full rate 392.88 € 96.62 % no yes
. Partial rate (Employment < 50%) 253.97 € 62.46 % no yes
. Partial rate (Employment between 50% and ≤ 80%) 146.51 € 36.03 % no yes
(child born or adopted from April 1, 2014)        
. Full rate 392.88 € 96.62 % no yes
. Partial rate (Employment < 50%) 253.97 € 62.46 % no yes
. Partial rate (Employment between 50% and ≤ 80%) 146.51 € 36.03 % no yes
Optional supplement for free choice of working time (COLCA)        
(child born or adopted prior to April 1, 2014)        
. If the basic allowance is paid 642.17 € 157.93 % no yes
. If the basic allowance is not paid 829.02 € 203.88 % no yes
(child born or adopted from April 1, 2014) 642.17 € 157.93 % no yes
Supplement for free choice of childcare
(child born or adopted from April 1, 2014)
       
Care hired by family        
. If income ≤ 20.427 € 463.71 € 114.04 % yes yes
. If income between 20.427 and 45.393 € 292.40 € 71.91 % yes yes
. If income > 45.393 € 175.42 € 43.14 % no yes
Association or company        
- Childminder        
. If income ≤ 20.427 € 701.70 € 172.57 % yes yes
. If income between 20.427 and 45.393 € 584.76 € 143.81 % yes yes
. If income > 45.393 € 467.82 € 115.05 % no yes
- Home child carer        
. If income ≤ 20.427 € 847.92 € 208.53 % yes yes
. If income between 20.427 and 45.393 € 730.94 € 179.76 % yes yes
. If income > 45.393 € 614.00 € 151 % no yes
Back-to-school allowance (ARS)***
If income < 24.306 € with one child
or < 29.915 € with 2 children
or < 35.524 € with 3 children
or < 41.133 € with 4 children
       
For each child aged 6 to 10 364.82 € 89.72 % yes yes
For each child aged 11 to 14 384.95 € 94.67 % yes yes
For each child aged 15 to 18 398.28 € 97.95 % yes yes
Moving allowance
(lump-sum payment)
Maximum for three children


975.89 €


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. Starting with the social security financing law for 2012, it has been uprated on April 1st of each year. On April 1st, 2016, it increased to 406.62 €.

*** Applicable upper limits for the fall 2016 school semester, based on income for 2014.

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