Back-to-school allowance: amount, payment date, method … all you need to know

At Jean J. Kindergarten in Louviers, the school enrolled 61 students at the beginning of the school year in September 2019. (Dis The Dispatch of Louviers – Pierre Choisnet)

This is a welcome encouragement for many families at this time of high inflation. For the start of the 2022 school yearLike every year, Back-to-school allowance Will be provided In a family where one or more children go to school, To help them with expenses: purchase school supplies, materials, clothing, etc.

We take stock of this help Which reaches more than 410 euros per child.

Who can realize that?

ARS is provided by the Family Allowance Fund (CAF) or Mutualité sociale agricole (MSA) if you rely on agricultural projects. To benefit from this, several conditions must be met: First, you must Have one or more children aged 6 to 18, Going to school and depending on you. They can be schoolgirls, college students, high school students or beginners (if paid less than 950 euros).

They must be born between September 16, 2004 and December 31, 2016.

“Your child must be admitted to one Public or private educational institution or organizationOr even with distance learning organizations, such as the National Distance Learning Center (Cned), ”explains the service-public site.

On the other hand, this allowance is not paid when the child is educated in his family.

In case of child welfare (Ase) or employment of a child in a health or education service or institution, his / her back-to-school allowance will be kept in a blocked account including Caisse deposit and invoice. It will pay your child, at his request, when he is old enough to support him in his autonomy.

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What is an asset cap?

Like many assistance provided by the authorities, ARS is set according to a specific asset limit that should not be exceeded.

For the beginning of the 2022 academic year, this is the income for the N-2 year (class net income, i.e. income minus charge and tax allowance) which is taken into account in 2020:

  • For a child: 25,370 euros;
  • For two children: 31,225 euros;
  • For three children: 37,080 euros;
  • Per extra child: 5,855 euros.

What if you go a little on the roof?

The cafe provided for this event. He promised that in the event of a “slight increase in the ceiling” (several hundred euros, editor’s note), a degrading allowance called “differential allowance calculated by income” could be paid.

You can do a simulation on the MSA website.

What is the amount?

As always, the amount varies according to the age of the baby. For this start of the school year, it’s about 7 euros more than in 2021:

  • 6 to 10 years old: 376.98;
  • 11 to 14 years old: 397.78;
  • 15 to 18 years old: 411.56;

In comparison, in 2021, the amount was 370.31 euros for children aged 6 to 10 years, 390.74 euros for children aged 11 to 14 years and 404.28 euros for adolescents aged 15 to 18 years.

What steps should be taken?

  • You are a beneficiary of the cafe

If your kids are 6 to 15 years old on December 31 after the school year starts, you don’t have to do anything. You will automatically receive ARS.

If your child under the age of 6 is enrolled in CP, “you must send their school certificate to the Caf sent by your child’s institution”.

If your 16- to 18-year-olds are in school or learning: You must declare that your child is still in school or learning in your personal space for the start of the 2022 school year.

  • You are not the beneficiary of the cafe

Before any procedure, guess your qualifications in MSA Simulator. If you are in the nail, you must download a form on this page after creating your account, print it out and return it to your cafe to announce your situation.

When will it be paid?

No exact date has been set by Caf. However, it will be provided “at the end of August, before the start of the school year and at once”, the agency specified.

How many beneficiaries

In 2020, the families of more than 5.1 million children and adolescents were able to benefit from this assistance, according to the latest data from the Caf.

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