The French social security system - Family benefits rates

The French Social Security System Family benefits

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

(1) – After CRDS withholding (0.5%)

(2) – The monthly family benefits calculation basis (BMAF) is set by decree. Pursuant to the 2012 social security financing law, it 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 €67,542 (for a family with 2 children), €73,170 (for a family with 3 children), €78,798 (for a family with 4 children) + €5,628 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 2018 :
-24,453 € for 1 child
-30,096 € for 2 children
-35,739 € for 3 children,
-41,382 € for 4 children
The income taken into account is for 2016.