The French Social Security System Family benefits rates

Rates from April 1st 2018 to March 31 2019 (1)
Benefit type Monthly amounts BMAF%(2) Means- tested Subject to the CRDS
Family benefits(3)
- for 2 children  € 131.16 32 % no yes
- for 3 children  € 299.20 73 % no yes
- for each additional child  € 168.04 41 % no yes
- Increase for each child over 14(4)  € 65.58 16 % no yes
Flat-rate allowance(3)  € 82.93 20.234 % no yes
Family income supplement
- Base rate  € 170.71 41.65 % yes yes
- Increased rate  € 256.09 62.48 % yes yes
Family support allowance
- Full rate  € 153.70 37.5 % no yes
- Partial rate  € 115.30 28.13 % no yes
Education allowance for a disabled child
- Basic allowance € 131.81 32 % no no
- Supplement - 1st category € 98.86 24 % no no
- Supplement - 2nd category
. Single parent increase
€ 267.75
€ 53.55
65 %
13 %
no no
- Supplement - 3rd category
. Single parent increase
€ 378.97
€ 74.15
92 %
18 %
no no
- Supplement - 4th category
. Single parent increase
€ 587.27
€ 234.79
142.57 %
57 %
no no
- Supplement - 5th category
. Single parent increase
€ 750.56
€ 300.70
182.21 %
73 %
no no
- Supplement - 6th category
. Single parent increase
€ 1,118.57
€ 440.75
-
107 %
no no
Daily parental attendance allowance
- Couple(5)  € 43.57 10.63 % no yes
- Single Parent(5)  € 51.77 12.63 % no yes
Supplement for expenses (monthly amounts)  € 111.44 27.19 % yes yes
Early childhood benefits program
- Birth grant(6)  € 941.68 229,75 % yes yes
- Adoption grant(6)  € 1,883.36 459,50 % yes yes
- Basic allowance(6)
. Full rate € 170.71 41,65 % yes yes
. Partial rate € 85.36 20,825 % yes yes
- Supplement for free choice of working time (CLCA)
and Shared child-rearing benefit (PrePare)
. Full rate  € 396.01 96.62 % no yes
. Partial rate (Employment < 50%)  € 256.01 62.46 % no yes
. Partial rate (Employment between 50% and 80%)  € 147.68 36.03 % no yes
- Supplement for free choice of childcare(7)
Direct employment
. If income ≤  €20,550  € 467.41 114.04 % yes yes
. If income between €20,550 and €45,666  € 294.74 71.91 % yes yes
. If income > €45,666  € 176.82 43.14 % no yes
Association or company
- Registered childminder
. If income ≤  €20,550  € 707.31 172.57 % yes yes
. If income between €20,550 and €45,666  € 589.43 143.81 % yes yes
. If income > €45,666  € 471.54 115.05 % no yes
- Home child carer
. If income ≤  €20,550  € 854.68 208.53 % yes yes
. If income between €20,550 and €45,666  € 736.78 179.76 % yes yes
. If income > €45,666  € 618.89 151 % no yes
Back-to-school allowance (ARS)(8)
For each child aged 6 to 10 € 367.73 89.72 % yes yes
For each child aged 11 to 14 € 388.02 94.67 % yes yes
For each child aged 15 to 18 € 401.46 97.95 % yes yes
Moving allowance
(lump-sum payment)
       
Maximum for three children  € 988.61 240 % yes no
for the 4th and each additional child € 82, 38 20 % yes no

(1) – After CRDS withholding (0.5%)

(2) – The monthly family benefits calculation basis (BMAF) is set by decree and is uprated on April 1st of each year. As from April 1st, 2018, it amounts to 411.92 €.

(3) – 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 €68,217 (for a family with 2 children), €73,901 (for a family with 3 children), €79,585 (for a family with 4 children) + €5,684 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.

(4) – Does not apply to the elder of 2 children

(5) – Amount per day

(6) – For children born or adopted from April 1st, 2018 and on.

(7) – For children born or adopted from April 1st, 2014 and on.The amounts shown are paid to a couple with a single dependent child under the age of 3.

(8) – Upper income ceilings applicable for fall 2019 :
-24,697 € for 1 child,
-30,396 € for 2 children,
-36,095 € for 3 children,
-41,794 € for 4 children,
The income taken into account is for 2017.