The French social security system for salaried workers (general scheme)



Organizational structure, Financing, Scope

I. Sickness, maternity, paternity, disability and death branch

A - Sickness, maternity and paternity insurance

B - Disability insurance

C - Death insurance

II. Accidents-at-work and occupational-diseases branch

A - Temporary incapacity benefits

B - Permanent disability benefits: pensions

III. Retirement

A - Basic scheme

Rights of the insured, Rights of a surviving spouse

B - Compulsory supplementary pension schemes

Rights of the insured, Rights of a surviving spouse, Orphans

IV. Family benefits

Method of calculation of family benefits

A - Basic maintenance benefits

Family allowance - Flat-rate allowance - Family income supplement - Family support allowance

B - Birth and early childcare benefits

Early childhood benefit program (PAJE) : Birth/Adoption grant - Basic allowance - Supplement for free choice of working time (CLCA) / Shared child education benefit - Optional supplement for free choice of working time (COLCA) - Supplement for free choice of childcare

C - Benefits for special purposes

Education allowance for a disabled child - Back-to-school allowance - Daily parental attendance allowance - Family housing allowance - Moving allowance

V. Unemployment insurance

Organizational structure - Financing - Applicability - Benefits - Eligibility requirements - Replacement income