[ALLOCATIONS FAMILIALES] The size of child allowance is calculated on the basis of household income, number of children and their age. They are revalued on April 1.
[Mise à jour du jeudi 31 mars 2022 à 16h02] Good news for families in this time of inflation. Like many other social benefits, child allowance must be written up on 1 April 2022 after inflation. Family benefits correspond in the narrow sense to financial assistance provided by persons with at least two dependent children under the age of 20, subject to income conditions (from 1st child in the overseas departments). It is common for the term “child allowance” to be used incorrectly to refer to other family benefits, such as family housing allowance, single parents, parental education allowance.
What are the new amounts of CAF family allowances? We summarize them for you:
- 134.46 euros maximum for a couple with two dependent children, against 131.95 euros so far.
- 306.72 euros maximum for a couple with three dependent children.
- 479 euros maximum for a couple with four dependent children.
- Per extra child: 172.27 euros
What is the size of child allowance?
The size of child allowance is limited in relation to the couple’s income. The basic amount for two children varies from 33.62 euros to 134.46 euros depending on the couple’s income. An increase of 43.07 euros to 172.27 euros applies per. extra children.
What is the graduation of child allowance?
Until June 2015, the number of dependent children was the only condition for the payment of child allowance. Since 1 July 2015, child allowances have been regulated according to income, as stipulated in the Act on Social Security Financing for 2015.
What is CAF’s role in the payment of child allowance?
The Family Grant Fund (CAF) takes care of calculate the amount of child allowance based on the income that the beneficiaries have declared for tax purposes. This body is also responsible for paying the allowance to the beneficiaries. The maternity benefit is not part of the child allowance.
To enable recipients of child benefits to perform their procedures online, CAF has set up an electronic service on its website to access its personal account. It is easily accessible with their CPR number and a password issued upon registration with CAF.
It is also possible to access your personal account from the CAF mobile application.
Who is entitled to child allowance?
To be eligible for child allowance, the only criterion that must be met is to have at least two dependent children under 20 years of age. It should be noted that children between the ages of 16 and 20 are considered to be dependent if their monthly net salary does not exceed 78% of the net minimum wage.
What is the ceiling for receiving child allowance?
On 1 July 2015, resource ceilings were introduced for the payment of child allowances. Here are the ceilings applicable from 1 January to 31 December 2022, based on 2020 income, and the corresponding amounts, applicable from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022. The funds taken into account are those of the taxpayer has stated in his money back in tax.
|Number of dependent children||Resources less than …||Resources ranging from …||Resources greater than …|
|2||€ 70,074||€ 70,074 and € 93,399||€ 93,399|
|3||€ 75,913||€ 75,913 and € 99,238||€ 99,238|
|4||€ 81,752||€ 81,752 and € 105,077||€ 105,077|
|Per extra child||€ 5,839||€ 5,839||€ 5,839|
|Family allowance for 2 children||€ 134.46||€ 67.23||€ 33.62|
|Family allowance for 3 children||€ 306.72||€ 153.36||€ 76.69|
|Per extra child||€ 172.27||€ 86.14||€ 43.07|
The calculation of child allowance is based on the monthly calculation basis for family benefits (BMAF). This corresponds to an amount set by decree, which is revalued once a year in April according to inflation. Family allowances paid to couples earning less than € 70,074 per year in 2021 and having two dependent children make up 32% of BMAF.
Households with a dependent child of 20 years and who have received child allowance for at least 3 children (including the 20-year-old) in the month prior to the child’s 20th birthday receive a monthly lump sum (see table above) until the month prior to the child’s 21 year birthday.
It is very easy to simulate the size of child allowance taking into account the above elements. It should also be noted that the site mes-aides.gouv.fr allows you to assess the rights to 26 social aids with a few clicks.