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Can the third-party compensation allowance (TCCA) still be paid?

Verified 01 avril 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Yes. This allowance was replaced in 2006 by disability compensation (PCH), but you can continue to benefit from it if you already receive it. To do this, you must continue to meet the following 5 conditions:

  • Have a disability rate of at least 80% recognised by the Committee on the Rights and Independence of Persons with Disabilities (CDAPH)
  • Use a third party
  • Reside Metropolitan France or in Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, La Réunion, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin or Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon
  • Be of French nationality or have a valid residence permit
  • Have resources less than or equal to the resource ceilings to collect the Adult Disability Allowance (AAH)
AAH resource ceilings

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  FYI : there is no age limit for continuing to collect CATA. However, from the age of 60, you can apply for Custom Autonomy Allocation (Apa) instead of the TCO.

The amount of the PTA will vary depending on your condition and the degree of need to use a third party.

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Your condition requires the help of one person for all essential acts of existence

You can collect the full-rate CATA by €917 per month.

Your condition requires the help of a person only for certain essential acts of existence

You can collect the CATA at a reduced rate of an amount between €458.67 and €802.68 per month.

  Please note : a person with blindness (central vision zero or less than 1/20e of normal) is considered to meet the conditions for the allocation and maintenance of the FTAA at full rate.

The amounts paid to you do not have to be refunded by your heirs upon your death.

  FYI : you can benefit from personal employment tax credit.