amount, payment date and conditions for benefiting from it

amount, payment date and conditions for benefiting from it
amount, payment date and conditions for benefiting from it
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Back to school is a time of year when it comes to spending. Families know that they have to buy a lot of supplies, among other things. However, These are becoming more and more expensive. Fortunately, there is back-to-school assistance. An essential aid for many households.

This aid, the back-to-school allowance (ARS) concerns certain French families. Those who respect the essential resource conditions to receive it. We have good news for beneficiaries. This year, the amount you will receive will be greater than last year.

New amounts for back-to-school assistance

Last April, social assistance benefited from a 4.6% revaluation due to inflation. This revaluation allows for an increase in many payments, such as the RSA or family allowances. But the ARS is also one of the aids that benefits from this increase.

The beneficiaries of the back-to-school aid know that the amount depends on the age of the child. But they can rest assured, all the amounts are higher than in 2023. Last year, for a child between 6 and 10 years old, families received 398.09 euros. This year, they will receive 416.40 euros.

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For a child aged 11 to 14, the amount will be 439.38 euros. This corresponds to an increase of 19.32 euros compared to last year. Finally, for adolescents aged 15 to 18, the amount will be 454.60 euros. In 2023, the back-to-school aid was 434.60 euros for them.

Back-to-school assistance: for whom and when?

Please note that we have access to the CAF payment schedule for back-to-school assistance. Thus, beneficiaries will receive the ARS between August 19 and 23. However, the exact dates may vary depending on the department. As a reminder, the payment of the ARS is automatic for parents of children aged 6 to 15 years old.provided that they are CAF or MSA beneficiaries.

The ARS concerns parents of children in school, but it does not concern all households. It specifically targets low-income families to help them cover school costs. A possible exceptional back-to-school bonus could still impact the number of eligible beneficiaries this year.

To benefit from the ARS, household income must not exceed certain ceilings, which vary depending on the number of dependent children. For example, for a family with one child, the ceiling is 27,141 euros per year, and 33,404 euros for two children.

Steps to take

If you have children aged 6 to 15, you do not need to take any action. In fact, the payment of back-to-school assistance is automatic. On the other hand, Some children enter CP when they are under six years old. If your child skips a grade, you must provide a school certificate to the CAF to receive the payment.

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Similarly, for teenagers aged 16 to 18, you must also prove that children continue their schooling, or are in apprenticeship.

The establishment attended by the child plays a crucial role in the allocation of the ARS. The child must be enrolled in a public or private establishment recognized by the State. Children enrolled in private schools or distance learning programs may also benefit from the ARS. However, children who are homeschooled by private tutors are not eligible.

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