Who receives family benefits and allowances in a couple?
Verified 17 February 2021 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)
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Parents living in the same household
If the parents live in the same household and together assume the effective and permanent load of the child, they shall designate by common accord the parent who receives the family benefits (the beneficiary).
This choice (said right of option) can be done at any time. Then, you can no longer modify it for 1 year, unless the situation changes (divorce, etc.).
If the parents do not designate a beneficiary, the family benefits are paid to the mother.
In the event of separation, benefits are paid to the parent with whom the child lives.
Of special rules shall apply in the case of alternate custody.
- Social Security Code: Articles R513-1 and R513-2Rules for the allocation and award of family benefits