This payment we all forget to ask for every year!

Here is the figure that we all forget to ask the CAF every year, it’s incredible! All details excluded in this article …

Social benefits: The Department of Research, Studies, Evaluation and Statistics (DRES) has investigated the issue of social benefits. The figures the organization released last Friday are simply astounding! Find out all the details by reading this article.

Very high public expenditure

Over the years, France has lost its rank as a great world power. That said, France remains the world champion in terms of public spending. According to the latest data from the OECD, in 2021 France will have allocated 32% of its GDP to public spending. A huge score, knowing that the European average is around 20%.

Looking closer, we realize that much of this money is used to fund survivors’ pensions and pensions, not to mention the health system. Despite the efforts of the state, many Frenchmen do not claim the benefits to which they are entitled.

The money sleeps in the coffers of the CAF …

Wanting to know the rate of non-use, the Mes-allocs website carried out a study. To do this, the platform assessed the percentage of French people who benefit from social assistance, but who do not use it. These aids include in particular housing allowance, active solidarity income, activity bonus, etc.

It would therefore be 10 billion euros of social aid sleeping in the coffers. All this because some French forget to claim what is rightfully theirs…. Are you a part of it? It might be time to contact CAF.

20% of RSA recipients do not claim anything from CAF

The case of the RSA or active solidarity income is quite specific. We remind you that it is a sum of money dedicated to people without work or with very low incomes.

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

The Drees investigated the matter based on the 2018 data. The Department of Research, Studies, Evaluation and Statistics managed to identify an average. In fact, nearly a third of the families receiving RSA, or 600,000 families, do not claim it every quarter.

In the long run, up to 20%, or one-fifth of households, do not require RSA when they are eligible. However, this comes at a cost to the state. You should know that the average RSA amount is 330 euros per month. This is by no means a negligible amount.

In total, the unpaid sums for the non-use of the RSAs would reach 750 million euros per quarter ”, specifies the DREES.

DREES identifies a typical profile

By analyzing the data on which it is based, DRES identifies a typical profile. According to their study, non-recourse cases affect multiple people in childless couples, college graduates, young people and owners. They live in rural areas or in the Paris area.

Thus, 16% of eligible single women with children do not use RSA, compared with 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 landlords (including new buyers).

One fifth of eligible families 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, which notes that the rate of non-holders of RSA has remained the same since 2010.

Administrative procedures too long?

RSA is not for everyone in France. To benefit from it it is necessary to update its resources. The fact is, many people find this procedure too cumbersome. Especially since other social benefits do not require any intervention by the taxpayer. They are distributed automatically.

With this in mind, the Court of Auditors has launched a new reform of the RSA. This reform aims to “simplify” the payment of the benefit.


How can it be done? Through the “improvement of 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 families. It should not be forgotten that the establishment of the RSA was motivated by the fight against poverty.

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