The exceptional aid, provided for by the “purchasing power” law, will be paid to the most modest households from September 15. Some 10.8 million low-income households will receive from September 15 exceptional aid of 100 euros, plus 50 euros per dependent child, a device provided for by the “purchasing power” law adopted this summer, the government announced on Thursday. This “exceptional solidarity aid” will be paid to beneficiaries of social minima (such as the RSA or the allowance for disabled adults), as well as scholarship students, said the Ministry of Solidarity.
It is a “pledge of solidarity and social justice for families and for those who are heavily impacted by inflation“, released at “a key moment like that of the start of the school year”, underlined Minister Jean-Christophe Combe in a statement sent to AFP. “For households not benefiting from social minima and receiving the bonus of activity (…) an exceptional and additional payment is planned by the fall”, added the ministry. This boost, the amount of which will be specified later, will be added to the 4% increase in the activity bonus on July 1.
These measures are part of the “purchasing power” package adopted in early August by Parliament, initially with 20 billion euros in expenditure (including in particular the 4% increase in retirement pensions and several allowances ), then a rectified budget for 2022 (PLFR) which opens up 44 billion euros in credits. This exceptional back-to-school bonus has nothing to do with back-to-school allowance (ARS), paid in two stages in August and granted, subject to resources, to families with at least one school-going child aged six to 18.
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