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What are the personal service activities and how do you use them?

Verified 30 September 2022 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), Ministry of Economy

Personal Services (SAP) are activities carried out in the home and intended to meet the needs of individuals ::

  • Maintenance of the house, small gardening works and small DIY works
  • Care of children at home or accompanying them on their journeys (including for children under 3 years and under 18 years with disabilities)
  • School support or home courses
  • Aesthetic care at home for dependents
  • Preparing meals at home (including time spent at shopping)
  • Delivery of meals and home shopping and collection and delivery of ironed laundry
  • IT and administrative support at home
  • Pet treatments and walks for the dependent
  • Maintenance, maintenance and temporary home care
  • Tele-Assist and Video-Assist
  • Sign language interpreter, writing technician and full spoken language encoder
  • Provision of driving services for the personal vehicle of any person who has a temporary disability and for elderly, disabled or chronically ill persons
  • Accompaniment of any person with a temporary disability or of an elderly, disabled or chronically ill person when travelling outside their home
  • Assistance in the daily activities of life or assistance in social integration for the elderly, disabled or chronically ill who need such benefits at home
  • Personal assistance at home to families in distress and to any person with temporary invalidity (excluding medical care)
  • Coordination and delivery of services


certain activities are subject to declaration, authorisation.

To use a child care or call onother personal services, you can use a direct job, that is become employer.

As an individual employer, you must meet certain obligations related to your status (registration, declaration of employee, payment of social contributions, employment contract, remuneration, source sampling, etc.).

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Home-based childcare

These obligations are carried out on the Urssaf Service Pajemploi website.

Urssaf Service Pajemploi en ligne

Other personal service activities

The Declarative or Pre-funded Cesu fulfils the employer's obligations.

To employ child care or other personal services in your home, you can use a agency or agent.

If you use an agency, you retain the status of employer. You are the one who controls the performance of your employee's work and who pays the salary.

If you use a service provider, it is the employer of the workers at your home.

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