This payment we all forget to ask every year!

This is the amount we all forget to ask CAF every year, it’s amazing! All details excluded in this article…

Social Benefits: The Department of Research, Studies, Evaluation and Statistics (DREES) examined the issue of benefits. The figures published by the organization last Friday are simply staggering! Find out all the details by reading this article.

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Very high government spending

Over the years, France has lost its position as a major world power. That said, France remains the world champion in public spending. According to the latest OECD figures, France will have spent 32% of its GDP on public expenditure by 2021. A huge score, knowing that the European average is around 20%.

If we look more closely, we realize that much of this money is used to fund old-age and survivors’ pensions, not to mention the health system. Despite the efforts of the state, many French people do not claim the benefits to which they are entitled.

Money sleeps in the treasury of CAF…

To know the degree of non-use, the Mes-allocs site conducted a study. For this, the platform evaluated the percentage of French people who do receive social assistance benefits, but do not make use of it. Among these tools, there are in particular the housing allowance, the active solidarity income, the activity bonus, etc.

So there would be 10 billion euros in social aid in the treasury. All this because some French people forget to claim what is rightfully theirs…. Are you part of it? It may be time to contact CAF.

20% of RSA recipients make no claims from CAF

The case of the RSA or active solidarity income is quite specific. As a reminder: this is an amount of money that is intended for people who are unemployed or with a very low income.

The aim is to guarantee them a minimum income or to allow them to receive a wage supplement.

The Drees examined the question on the basis of the figures for 2018. The Research, Studies, Evaluation and Statistics department was able to find an average. In fact, nearly a third of households that receive the RSA, or 600,000 households, don’t claim it every quarter.

In time, up to 20%, or one fifth of households, will not apply for the RSA if they are entitled to it. However, this entails costs for the State. You should know that the average amount of the RSA is 330 euros per month. This is by no means a negligible amount.

In total, the amounts that are not paid due to not using the RSA would amount to 750 million euros per quarter,” according to the DREES.

The DREES identifies a typical profile

By analyzing the data on which it is based, DREES identifies a typical profile. According to their research, the cases of non-recourse involve more people in couples without children, graduates, young people and owners. They live in the countryside or in the Paris area.

For example, 16% of single women with children who qualify for benefits do not use the RSA, compared to half (49%) of eligible couples without children.

The same is true for 15% of HLM tenants, compared to 33% of private tenants and 61% of owners (including first-time buyers).

One-fifth of eligible households living in a medium-sized city are non-holders, compared to almost half in urban units with less than 5,000 inhabitants or in Paris,” specifies the DREES, noting that the percentage of non-holders of the RSA has remained the same since 2010.

Administrative procedures too long?

The RSA is not for everyone in France. To take advantage of it, it is necessary to update the resources. The fact is that many people find this procedure too cumbersome. Especially since other social benefits require no action from the taxpayer. They are distributed automatically.

With this in mind, the Court has launched a new reform of the RSA. The aim of this reform is to “simplify” the payment of the benefit.


How can this be done? By “improving all the tools, in particular the remote procedure, the simulations and the automation of the quarterly declaration”.

A reform that will certainly appeal to the most modest households. It should not be forgotten that the creation of the RSA was motivated by the fight against poverty.

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