Back-to-school grant: grant upgraded and paid out twice this year!

Every school year is a nightmare for many French households. Some families go into debt to send their children to school. Thus, every year CAF issues ARS or Back to school fees.

Exceptionally for this year 2022, to cope with inflation, aid was increased to 4%. Note that more than 3 million families will receive this bonus. This will allow them to buy school supplies for their children.

Development of the back-to-school service

CAF has officially existed in France since 1945. It is a foundation created with the aim ofhelp the citizens in the social field. Education is part of the social, therefore ARS is one of the services subsidized by the state.

The school home benefit is an aid paid annually to parents of pupils shortly before the start of the school year. This is a bonus to facilitate schooling for children. Each year, this benefit is adjusted according to the country’s economic and social situation.

Despite the fact that there had been increases in 2012 and 2013, these increases remained very weak (less than 1% per year). In 2020, the country’s social and economic situation was disrupted by Covid. In the same year, an extraordinary increase of 100 euros was granted to ARS recipients.

But the following year, in 2021, this extraordinary increase has been abandoned. For this year, the first revaluation was in April. The Government granted a 1.8% increase for the back-to-school benefit.

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A few days ago, during the extraordinary assembly of parliamentarians, a change has been made. There was actually a 4% revaluation of the back-to-school benefit amount. As a result, millions of parents of students will have support to finance the start of the 2022/2023 school year.

When will this increase affect your portfolio?

This year is the payment will take place in two parts. A first without revaluation, which will be paid on August 16, 2022 in mainland France, in the departments of Guadeloupe, Guyana and Martinique. And for the departments of Mayotte and Réunion, payment began on August 2. The second is the payment of 4% bonus will definitely be made from September.

The size of the school start allowance for 2022

The value of this prize varies according to the age of the child. The older the child, the larger the amount. Here is the amount of help you have in your wallet for each of your children.

  • Children aged 6 to 10: the value is €376.98 + 4% (i.e. €15.08), i.e. €392.06.
  • Children aged 11 to 14: the premium is €397.78 + 4% (€15.91), i.e. €413.69.
  • Children aged 15 to 18: the ARS amount is €411.56 + 4% (€16.46), i.e. €428.02.
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Please note that the school home benefit is not provided to young apprentices under the age of 18. Of course, if their remuneration exceeds a certain amount.

Back-to-school grant: the conditions

Probably like manysupport from CAF, this benefit is more targeted at the most modest families. In addition, it should also be noted that this benefit is awarded according to the tax household’s resources for the year 2020. This takes into account the number of dependent children.

Here is the ceilings to claim this allowance:

  • Household resources less than €25,370 with 1 dependent child
  • Household resources less than €31,225 with 2 children
  • Household resources less than €37,080 for 3 children
  • Household resources below €42,935 with 4 children

That’s all you need to know about the back-to-school benefit for this year. you fill everything These conditions and you are not a member of CAF? In this case, you must inquire on the official CAF website and fill in the requested files.

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