This payment that we all forget to ask for every year!

This payment that we all forget to ask for every year!

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

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

Very high public spending

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 figures from the OECD, France will have devoted 32% of its GDP to public spending in 2021. A huge score, knowing that the European average is around 20%.

Looking more closely, we realize that a large part of this money is used to finance retirement 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 is sleeping in the coffers of CAF…

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

Thus, it would be 10 billion euros of social aid that sleep in the coffers. 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 do not claim anything from CAF

The case of the RSA or active solidarity income is quite specific. As a reminder, this is a sum of money dedicated to people without work or with very low incomes.

The objective is to guarantee them a minimum income or to allow them to have a salary supplement.

The Drees looked into the question based on the figures for 2018. The Department of Research, Studies, Evaluation and Statistics managed to identify an average. In fact, nearly a third of households receiving the RSA, or 600,000 households, do not claim it each quarter.

In the long term, up to 20%, or a fifth of households, do not apply for the RSA when they are entitled to it. However, this has a cost 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 sums not paid due to the non-use of the RSA would reach 750 million euros per quarter”, specifies 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 study, the cases of non-recourse concern more people in couples without children, graduates, young people and owners. They live in rural areas or in the Paris area.

Thus, 16% of single women with children eligible for the benefit 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).

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

Too long administrative procedures?

The RSA is not for everyone in France. To benefit from it, it is necessary to update its resources. The fact is that many people find this procedure too cumbersome. Especially since other social benefits do not require any action on the part of 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 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 establishment of the RSA was motivated by the fight against poverty.