AH. In addition to the 4% revaluation of the AAH, the beneficiaries of this benefit received exceptional assistance back to school from September 15.
[Mise à jour du vendredi 16 septembre 2022 à 09h23] Have you checked your bank account recently? Since September 15, the Family Allowance Fund (CAF) has been paying exceptional solidarity aid. This new inflation bonus was adopted as part of the series of measures in favor of purchasing power. It is intended in particular for recipients of social benefits including the AAH. Its amount is 100 euros per benefit, to which are added 50 euros per child, as long as they are really dependent on you. There is no preliminary procedure to be performed. However, the Family Insurance Fund recommends checking your bank details on their website. Do not be surprised if you do not see help on your account: there may be a variable delay, depending on the bank.
From July 1, 2022, retroactively, the amount of the AAH now reaches 956 euros per month for a single person, thanks to the 4% revaluation of social benefits. A significant boost for many beneficiaries, in a context of rising prices. Consumer prices rose more than 6% year-on-year in July. That is why the government has drawn up a series of measures in favor of purchasing power.
Last summer, the Parliament validated the deconjugalization of the AAH last summer. From October 1, 2023, the resources of the spouse of the AAH beneficiary will no longer be taken into account. The government is now working on a measure to facilitate the allocation of a social benefit. “The National Family Allowance Fund works a lot, but there are problems to be solved, Jean-Christophe Combe, Minister of Solidarity, had recently stressed in an interview with Parisian. If we apply from night the penal measure all the people who are in a couple, those who have the most modest resources and whose husband has a low or no income. euro “.
The allowance for disabled adults, also known by its acronym AAH, is a financial aid that ensures a minimum income for people with disabilities. To receive it, several criteria are considered: degree of disability, age, place of residence or even resources. AAH can be combined with other aids.
The maximum amount of the AAH is 956 euros on July 1, retroactively. The amount of the allowance actually received varies with the resources of the beneficiary (see the calculation), the AAH then supplements the income to reach the maximum amount of the allowance.
How is AAH calculated?
The AAH is paid in consideration of the resources received by the applicant and by his spouse, cohabitants or civil partners withheld for the establishment of income tax. If the applicant does not receive income from the activity, the AAH supplements these resources to reach the maximum amount.
If the applicant receives an activity income, the amount of the AAH will be calculated according to a part of this income. In this case, the amount will be calculated according to the following formula: monthly AAH = (resource plafond . family resources) / 12. However, when the applicant resumes a paid activity, during the first six months, the income will not be considered in the calculation.
The ceiling for receiving the AAH is currently set at 10,843.2 euros for a single person without dependents. This ceiling has increased by 5,421.6 euros per dependent child. If the applicant does not receive income, he will receive the maximum amount of the AAH.
AAH is awarded to people with a permanent disability rate of 80% or more. People with a disability of 50% to 79% can benefit from it, provided that they have been recognized by the Commission for the rights and autonomy of people with disabilities (CDAPH) as having a substantial and lasting restriction of the access to employment. In other words, the applicant encounters significant difficulties in accessing employment that cannot be compensated in particular by measures to adapt the workstation, and these difficulties are expected to last at least one year from the date of the request . Only people who live permanently in France or with a residence permit can apply for the AAH.
The applicant must be at least 20 years old, or at least 16 years old for a young person who is no longer considered dependent on his parents for the benefit of family benefits. If the applicant suffers from a disability ranging from 50% to 79%, he is entitled to the AAH until the legal retirement age.
The applicant for the AAH must also comply with the resource conditions to benefit from it. Below, the annual income ceilings should not be exceeded according to the family’s situation.
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If you are a couple and want to receive the AAH, the income of your spouse is taken into account. Since January 2022, a fixed allowance of 5,000 euros has been applied to the income of the spouse who does not benefit from AAH, increased by 1,400 euros per child. A decree specifies the conditions for the entry into force of this measure. “The text specifies the terms of the implementation of the lump-sum allowance applicable to the income of the spouse of the beneficiary of the AAH as a couple that are taken into account for the calculation of the allowance, we can read “. In particular, the annual amount of this fixed allowance, which replaces the proportional allowance of 20% previously applicable, to 5,000 euros, increased by 1,400 euros per dependent child in the sense of family benefits.
As part of the purchasing power bill, the Parliament decided to “deconjugalize” the AAH, that is to ensure that only the resources of the beneficiary, and not of his spouse, are considered for the calculation of the AAH. It will be awarded only on the basis of the beneficiary’s resources. AAH is paid to 1.2 million people, including 270,000 couples, according to the Department of Research, Studies, Evaluation and Statistics (Drees). In the current system, a disabled person in a couple can see the amount of this aid reduced if their spouse earns more than 1,020 euros net per month. From 2,270 euros net, the AAH can also be eliminated. According to DREES calculations, deconjugalization will benefit 160,000 beneficiaries. On the other hand, about 45,000 people will lose with the new calculation method.
To benefit from this help, you must first contact the departmental center for the disabled. Their role is to investigate the file and then send it to the CAF or the MSA (if the interested party is subject to the agricultural scheme). It is not the departmental house that deals with paying the financial aid.
The activity bonus and the AAH
The activity bonus is a social aid that came into force on January 1, 2016. It combines the basic RSA and the work bonus. Beneficiaries of the AAH who exercise a professional activity can apply for the activity bonus from July 5, 2016. It is paid in 10 days with retroactive effect from January 1, 2017.
RSA and AAH
If the necessary conditions (which depend on your personal situation) are met, it is quite possible to combine AAH and RSA (but not both amounts). The amount of RSA is deducted from that of AAH. It’s up to you to do the simulation and opt for the most advantageous financial situation.
AAH is retired
Since January 1, 2017, people who benefit from AAH retirement can continue to receive this help if their disability rate is at least 80%. This allows you to avoid a file transfer that can induce a financial loss for the beneficiary. A decree published in the Official Gazette on February 1, 2017 confirms this decision.
The AAH in case of resumption of work
The AAH can be accumulated for six months in case of resumption of activity without the income interfering in the calculation. Then, these incomes are considered in the calculation of the allowance after a reduction of up to 80% for incomes from activities below 30% of the Smic, and 40% of the AAH for incomes above 30% of the minimum wage.