Fuel cheque, carpooling bonus, Christmas bonus, energy cheque… Several aids are granted to households and families. Some will be paid out by the end of the year, while others will take effect in early 2023. Overview of what you can earn.
[Updated October 10 at 5:46 p.m.] The year 2022 will have been difficult for the budget of the French, particularly for families with modest incomes. It is now a certainty in all sectors: the cost of living in France is no longer what it used to be. It suddenly increased, due in particular to the health crisis and especially to the war in Ukraine. If we take a closer look at our country's inflation, according to the INSEE data , in September 2022, consumer price inflation reached 5.6% year on year , after 6.1% in July, hitherto the highest level since July 1985. In this context, to help the French, the government has set up several financial help . Some are new, while others have simply been renewed or even upgraded. Fuel check, bonus for carpooling, energy check, family support allowance (ASF), aid for childcare, Christmas bonus, etc. Several of them will be paid before the end of the year. To help you see more clearly among all the information circulating, here is a summary of those you can still claim:
Fuel aid was voted this summer by the government. It takes the form of an energy check.
This second energy check is intended for low-income households that heat with oil , or nearly 1.6 million households. This is an 'additional aid' for those who already benefit from the exceptional energy check.
The amount of this 'fuel cheque' will be between 100 euros and 200 euros . It will depend on household income (based on the year 2020), and the number of people in the household. According to the scale announced by the executive, eligible persons will be able to receive:
A simulator will be put online soon on the site https://chequeenergie.gouv.fr/ pour que les ménages puissent vérifier leur éligibilité.
The date of payment of the aid has not yet been given by the government.
Households who have already received the energy check in the spring do not have to take any steps, they will receive the fuel aid automatically. On the other hand, the other eligible households will have to apply online from November 8, 2022. 'It will be enough to send a fuel bill to receive the aid the following month', indicates the site of the Ministry of Ecological Transition. The aid can be used to pay all types of energy bills (fuel oil, gas, pellets, electricity, etc.) until March 2023.
The exceptional end-of-year energy check is awarded to '40% of the most modest households' , with regard to financial income. A total of 12 million households are affected. In any case, to be entitled to it, you must meet two conditions indicates the site of the Public Service:
The amount of the exceptional energy check will be 100 or 200 euros , depending on the degree of household precariousness. In detail: 20% of the most disadvantaged families, whose income is less than €13,310, will receive €200; the 100 euros will come back to households with income between €13,310 and €18,610.
The official payment date energy check has not yet been disclosed , but the aid was announced before the end of 2022.
Eligible persons do not have to take any steps to obtain the energy voucher. It is assigned automatically. In principle, it is the tax administration that lists the beneficiaries. Then, it is up to the Services and Payment Agency (ASP) to edit and send the check by post to the people concerned.
Family support allowance (ASF) benefits each separated parent , who raises their child alone , without having alimony or whose amount is less than 118.20 euros per month. Unlike other forms of assistance, the ASF does not take into account the household's means test.
This year, the ASF benefited from a significant revaluation of 50%. From November 2022, eligible persons will now receive 184 euros per month and per child , instead of the current 123.20 euros.
The revaluation of the ASF will be effective from November 2022. It will be paid every month by the CAF or the MSA, depending on your scheme. The 5th of each month for CAF recipients.
To apply for the ASF, you must complete a specific form which is available online. here for the CAF, here for MSA. Once completed, all you have to do is send it to your fund with the supporting documents requested (copy of the judgement, family record book, etc.).
Mise en place in 1998, the Noel's Prime is given to some recipients of social minima , in particular those who receive CAF, MSA or Pôle Emploi:
The basic amount of the Christmas bonus is set at 152.45 euros. Depending on the composition of the household, the amount varies:
Beyond, for each additional child, 60.98 euros is granted.
It is usually paid before the holiday season, in December, around December 15 and 16.
For the Christmas bonus, no action is required. If you are eligible, the aid will be automatically paid to your bank account by Pôle Emploi, CAF or MSA depending on your situation.
The government has recently decided to extend aid linked to the babysitting this time taking into account family situations.
Ugly 'complement to the free choice of childcare' (CMG), paid by the Caf or the MSA, will be extended to single-parent families 'for children aged 6 to 11 years old'. For the time being, we do not yet know when it will be effective.
The aid allocated in the event of alternating custody will be divided between the two parents. Again, we do not yet know the terms of this new measure.
The government wants to reduce the cost of a maternal assistant for parents, in order to make this mode of childcare as accessible as the crèche. The rest payable by the parents will also be harmonized in these two modes of care, from 2025.
By presenting its energy sobriety plan, to deal with rising energy prices, the government announced the introduction of a carpooling bonus from 1 January 2023. The objective is twofold: to encourage people to turn more towards this mode of transport and thus reduce CO2 emissions.
In principle, each person who registers on a carpooling platform will be able to benefit from the carpooling bonus.
The amount of the carpooling bonus will be 100 euros.
For the moment, neither the precise date nor the modalities to benefit from it have been revealed by the government.Source journaldesfemmes.fr