Is the Custom Autonomy Allowance (Apa) paid on a means-tested basis?
Verified 05 October 2021 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), National Solidarity Fund for Autonomy (CNSA)
No, there are no resource requirements to qualify for the Custom Autonomy Allowance (Apa).
If you fill out the conditions of age, residence and loss of autonomy, you can get the Apa regardless of your income.
However, the amount awarded depends on the level of your income. Beyond a certain level of income, a progressive participation will be requested.
The Apa cannot be combined with the following:
- Simple allocation social assistance for the elderly
- Aid from pension funds
- Financial assistance to compensate a home help
- Disability Compensation Benefit (DCP)
- Surcharge for constant assistance from a third party
- Third-party recourse top-up benefit (PCRTP). However, the person who is the recipient of the PCRTP can file an Apa application in order to then be able to choose between these two allowances the one which suits him best.
The Apa shall not be subject to any recovery of the sums received either from the living or from the death of its holder.
The Apa is tax exempt. It can give you the right to a tax credit.
- Code of Social Action and Families: Article L232-23Non-cumulative income