Family allowances: revaluation of 1.7% in 2023

As every year, social and family benefits are reassessed in April. In the spring of 2023, the revaluation of family allowances will be around 1.7%.

After the exceptional revaluation of 4% recorded by the purchasing power law, the amount of family allowances will again be reassessed next April, as every year. If the report of the Social Security Accounts Committee indicated a revaluation coefficient of 5.7%, the next increase in family allowances will only be around 1.7%. Indeed, the 4% increase voted in summer 2022 was only an anticipation of this significant increase.

The latest news on family allowances

What is the amount of child benefit in 2022?

Pending further information on the amounts of family benefits, here are the amounts currently in force until March 31, 2023:

Tranche 1 Tranche 2 Tranche 3
Allowances for 2 children €139.84 €69.92 €34.96
Allowances for 3 children €319.00


Allowance for 4 children €498.16 €249.08 €124.54
Surcharge for children aged 14 and over €69.92 €34.96 €17.48
Lump sum allowance €88.42 €44.21 €22.11

Family allowances: what resource ceilings?

Remember to take into account the 2020 categorical net income for the year 2022 . It is therefore all income (salaries, income from land and furniture, agricultural profits, etc.) without charges ( alimony , reception costs for the elderly, etc.) and tax allowances (person aged over 65, disabled person, etc.). So here are the applicable resource ceilings, ceilings in force until December 31, 2022:

Dependent children Tranche 1 Tranche 2 Tranche 3

2 children

< €70,074 < €93,399 > €93,399
3 children < €75,913 < €99,238 > €99,238
4 children < €81,752 < €105,077 > €105,077
5 children < €87,589 < €110,916 > €110,916

Allowances paid from the first child

At the birth of your first child , you benefit from the Childcare service (Page).

The birth bonus

The birth bonus in the amount of 965.34 euros (double if you give birth to twins). Since April 1, 2021, this birth bonus has been paid subject to means testing from the 7th month of pregnancy . If you receive the basic allowance from the Paje, then you will receive these two benefits at the same time.

The adoption bonus

Parents who adopt a child benefit from the adoption bonus amounting to 1,930.68 euros. In the event of multiple adoptions, the Caf pays as many bonuses as there are adopted children.

Base Allocation

L' Paje base allocation . It is paid on the first day of the month following the birth of your child, every month until the child's third birthday. It covers expenses related to the education of the child and its amount is 175.01 euros per month for a full rate, and 87.51 euros per month for a partial rate.

Parental education leave

L a shared child-rearing benefit (PrePaRe) . It concerns parents of children under the age of three, who stop working to take care of their child. Its monthly amount now amounts to 398.79 euros in the event of total cessation of activity, to 257.80 euros for a duration of work less than or equal to half-time, and to 148.72 euros for a duration of work between 50% and 80%.

The complement of the mode of care (CMG)

Other allowances are intended for families, such as the additional free choice of childcare if you use a childminder, a nanny or a micro-nursery for the care of your child under 6 years old. Its amount is conditional on the parents' income according to resource ceilings.

Back-to-school allowance

L' ARS is paid automatically during the month of August and concerns school children. The amount is 376.98 euros for 6-10 year olds, 397.78 euros for 11-14 year olds and 411.56 euros for 15-18 year olds.

What family allowances from 2 children?

Family allowances are paid each month to parents with at least two dependent children, under 20 years old . Only exception: if you live in an overseas department (Guadeloupe, Guyana, Mayotte, Reunion), then you can receive family allowances from the first child. To benefit from family allowances , all you have to do is send the Caf a copy of your child's family record book or birth certificate. As to amount of family allowances , it depends on your resources.

An increase for children over 14 years old

Note that an increase is paid when your second child is aged 14 or over . Remember that at the birth of your 2nd child (or more), you are also entitled (depending on your income) to the Childcare Benefit (Paje) with:

  • The birth bonus
  • L'allocation de la Paje base
  • Shared Child Education Benefit (PreParE)
  • The additional free choice of childcare method (in the event of the use of a nanny , a childminder or micro-nursery).

What allowances paid from 3 children?

In addition to the usual benefits (birth bonus, Paje, PreParE, CMG) linked to the birth of your third child (or more), you can also receive:

The family supplement

If you have at least three dependent children between the ages of 3 and 21, you can then benefit from the family complement . To benefit from it, you do not have to do anything since the tax services send your information directly to the CAF.

The moving bonus

Large families (from 3 children) can benefit from a bonus allowing them to cover moving expenses. Know that you can also receive it if you have two dependent children and you are pregnant with the third. However, the move must take place between the 1st day of the 4th month of pregnancy and the last day of the month preceding the 2nd birthday of your last child. Finally, this bonus is paid to families who are entitled to APL or ALF for their new accommodation. The amount of the moving allowance is equal to the expenses incurred in the move, up to a limit of 994.56 euros. This amount is increased in steps of 82.88 euros per additional child.

The large family card for parents of 3 or more children

It allows you to obtain interesting reductions in many areas, some of which such as the RATP and the SNCF, as well as preferential rates on museums are particularly interesting.

Family allowances: for whom?

At the birth of a child, parents benefit from family benefits which allow them to welcome their newborn in the best conditions and to meet the expenses related to the birth of a child (childcare, clothing, schools, nanny, etc.). Family allowances are paid to people with at least 2 dependent children under the age of 20 (and from the first child in the overseas departments). They vary according to the resources of the family, the number and the age of the children. Depending on the number of children, family benefits are therefore not the same. For example, family allowances are paid from the second child, and the family supplement from three children .

What dates will family allowances be paid in 2022?

The social Security benefits are usually paid the 5th of the month , but according to a decree published in the Official Journal of November 7, 2019, some payment dates may be delayed , especially when the 5 falls on a weekend or a holiday. Beneficiaries will then be paid the next business day. So here is the family allowance payment schedule for 2022 :

September Wednesday, October 5, 2022
October Monday, November 5, 2022
November Monday, December 5, 2022
December Thursday, January 5, 2023

Family allowances: up to what age?

Family allowances are paid until the child's 20th birthday. Therefore, your eldest, age 20, ceases to be counted as a dependent child. Also, to compensate for the reduction in income, parents of large families (at least three children) can benefit from a provisional lump sum allowance , paid under conditions. The child aged 20 must still live under your roof, he must not receive income greater than 943.44 euros and finally, the month before his 20th birthday, child benefit must have been paid for at least 3 children. Thus and depending on your income, parents of 3 or 4 children benefit from a lump sum allowance for an amount between 20.80 euros and 83.19 euros. It will be paid until the month preceding the child's 21st birthday.