RSA, AGEPI … Social support for single parent families

Although traditional families make up the majority of households in France (66%), there are also a large number of single parents (25%). Eighty-five percent of these families are led by women, raising about 3 million children. In the face of further uncertainty, even for poverty, these families often face major problems. Here are the details of financial support for single parents

Definition: What is a single parent family?

According to the INSEE, a single-parent family consists of single parents (excluding a spouse or cohabitant), one or more dependent children (excluding single and children themselves). Single-parent families differ from traditional families (i.e., two parents living with their children) and mixed families (two parents living with their children and children from another union).

Statistics: Number of single parent families, how many are there in France?

According to an INSEE survey conducted in 2020, this is estimated Two million single-parent households, a quarter of households in France (24.7%). At the same time, the INSEE survey estimates that 66.3% of households are traditional families and 9% are so-called mixed families.

In addition to these global statistics, the INSEE survey highlights the social disadvantages that are more prevalent in single-parent families. The study reveals that in 2018, 41% of children in single-parent households live below the financial poverty line. In one-third of these families, the foster parents are unemployed. In most cases, their employment rates are lower than in traditional households. In addition, children from single-parent families often live in more crowded housing than others, which they own less often.

What are the different types of assistance and allowances for single parent family?

Being a parent in a single-parent family can, therefore, lead to, statistically, greater uncertainty. To combat this situation and to alleviate its spending budget, there is a lot of social support from government authorities.

Often, single parent families are formed after divorce. Parents of couples with dependent children can benefit from maintenance. It is set by the judge and the parent that provides it is adapted to the resources and needs of the parent who receives it. Maintenance Must pay monthly. In case of non-payment, after divorce, it is possible to apply to the bailiff for recovery of alimony. The Family Allowance Fund (CAF) can also pay compensation, waiting for the requested allowance.

Family Support Allowance (ASF)

If the food is too low or non-existent, it is possible for the responsible parent to receive family support allowance for the children. If after the divorce or separation, the foster parents do not receive any pension, the amount of this assistance 8 118.20 per month and per dependent child. This allowance can be a “difference”: if the pension is too low, the CAF adds a supplement to reach the total amount of ASF.

Active Solidarity Revenue (RSA)

Active Solidarity Income (RSA) can be accepted by a single parent. A pregnant woman or a woman who is raising a child alone can receive RSA regardless of age or other condition of activity. However, having less resources than the amount of aid has to be justified, e.g. 863.28 Euros for a parent who has a child. দুই 1035.94 for two children, and an increase of +230.21 euros per additional child.

RSA can be a big drawback for single parents. CAF can be requested from the beginning of pregnancy. Depending on its duration, the extended RSA can be paid continuously for 12 months and continuously for 18 months. If the applicant parent has a child under 3 years of age, the increase may be extended until the child is 3 years of age. Increased RSA amount 985.39 euros for a parent having a child. দুই 1231.74 with two children, and +246.35 per extra child.

Childcare Support for Single Parents (AGEPI)

In some cases, single parents can get child care support for single parents (AGEPI). This allowance is intended to help you return to work, or to help you pursue professional training with an incentive for your childcare costs.

This social benefit is provided to single parents in case of resumption of professional activities. To benefit from this, you must be a job seeker and start an activity or start a business. This support is reserved for single parents of one or more children under the age of 10. Your daily unemployment benefit must be less than € 29.56. The amount of AGEPI will depend on the number of children under the age of 10, as well as the weekly duration of work or training.

Public service

Big family card in France

Large family cards can benefit families of at least 3 children, whether single parent or not. This allows for a significant reduction in commercial brands. It is also very useful for train travel. In fact, the SNCF offers significant reductions to cardholders, starting with Up to 75% from 6 children.

Non-specified allocation

In addition to these allowances specifically designed to help single parents, a single parent must benefit from the “classic” support provided for all families and pay after the birth of a child. This is especially true of family allowances, which are paid monthly.

Parents can also take parental leave alone. Similarly, like all parents, a single parent can benefit from the Compliment do Mode de Guard (CMG), which can cover a portion of the cost of crচche, nanny or even childcare.

Housing assistance to combat uncertainty

If there is no specific housing assistance for a single parent family, it is quite possible to apply for APL (Housing Aid). The amount of this assistance varies according to location, type of accommodation or even professional situation. If the accommodation does not meet the criteria for obtaining APL, there are Family Housing Allowance (ALF) and Social Housing Allowance (ALS). These three aids are not growing.

Tax differences for single parent families

If you are a single parent, it is possible to benefit from a tax boost. In fact, the year after the divorce, for example, you will tick the box T (i.e. single parent) on the tax return. This status will allow you to benefit from one An additional half share when calculating income tax. For example, if your child is in joint custody, the tax benefit also exists, but it will be halved.

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