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Disability: home of life (or working home)

Verified 18 August 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

The living (or occupational) home welcomes adults with disabilities who have a certain autonomy to offer them activities and activities according to their disability. Some facilities also offer accommodation. The home is intended for persons who are not part of an establishment and service of employment assistance (Esat), a specialised home (Mas) or a medical home (Fam).

The living (or occupational) home offers adults with disabilities who have a certain autonomy various activities adapted to their abilities (for example, sculpture, painting, gymnastics).

The home can offer temporary, day or boarding.


the household is intended for persons who are not establishment and work-aid service (Esat)or specialised host (Mas)or Foster Care Home (Fam).

In order to be admitted to a home, you must have a disability rate of at least 50% and have enough autonomy to carry out your daily activities (food, clothing...).

This rate is determined by the Commission on the Rights and Autonomy of Persons with Disabilities (CDAPH) when applying for admission.

You must also be a French citizen or a national of the European Economic Area (EEA) or have a valid residence permit if you are a foreign national.

You must apply to the departmental house for disabled persons (MDPH) in your department.

Depending on the department, this can be done directly online or by mail.

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The Committee on the Rights and Autonomy of Persons with Disabilities (CDAPH) then meets to consider the application and decide on your direction to a living home.

Its response usually takes place within 4 months of the date of filing of your application.

If no reply is received after 4 months, the application shall be considered as rejected.

Once you have received a favourable response from the CDAPH, you can apply directly to a home. A list of these structures is available from your town hall.

Who shall I contact

If you do not agree with the decision of the CDAPH regarding your application, you must in 1to time to make a prior appeal to her.

To do so, you must send a letter to the HRC explaining why you disagree with its decision. You must attach the letter informing you of the decision. You can attach additional parts if you think it necessary.

You can mail your mail by post or drop it at your DPH's front desk.

Who shall I contact

The CDAPH has 2 months to respond to you after receiving your mail.

If you still do not agree with the CDAPH decision, you can challenge the decision with the court.

You have 2 months to send a letter to the court after receiving the CDAPH response to your prior appeal.

You must attach the mail received following your prior appeal to the CDAPH.

You can mail your mail by post or drop it at the court reception.

Your accommodation fee is based on your resources.

However, a minimum income is left at your disposal. This amount shall be at least equal to €287.00 per month.