Activity allowance: employee or official

Verified 01 January 2024 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

You are salaried worker or civil servant, you have at least 18 years and your resources are modest ? You can benefit under certain conditions from the activity premium. She complete your professional income. The activity bonus request is made via a online service of the Caf: titleContent (or the MSA: titleContent if you are dependent on the farm plan). We explain the process, your rights and your obligations.

Caf

Step-by-step approach

You're French

To be eligible for the activity bonus, you must meet all of the following conditions:

  • Age 18 or older

Warning  

if you are a worker posted temporarily to France, you are not entitled to the activity premium.

You're a foreigner

You're European

To be eligible for the activity bonus, you must meet all of the following conditions:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Have a professional activity (employed or not) and receive modest income
  • Have right of residence in France and have lived there ever since at least 3 months at the time of application.

Warning  

if you are a worker posted temporarily to France, you are not entitled to the activity premium.

You are a foreigner of another country

To be eligible for the activity bonus, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Have a professional activity (employed or not) and receive modest income

In addition, you must meet one of the following conditions:

A simulator allows you to estimate your activity bonus entitlements:

Verify your activity bonus rights

Learn more about how the activity bonus is calculated

The lump sum (basic amount for calculating the activity premium) is equal to €595.25.

The amount of the activity premium shall be calculated taking into account:

  1. on the one hand, a lump sum that varies according to the composition of the household and the number of dependent children to which must be added 61% the amount of the household's occupational income. This amount may be increased in the light of each worker's working income. This increase is called improvement.
  2. on the other hand, the resources taken into account by the household.

The calculation formula is as follows:

Activity premium amount = (flat-rate amount, possibly increased + 61% professional income + individual bonuses) - the resources taken into account for the household.

Can the activity premium be increased?

The amount of the premium may be increased depending on the composition of your household and/or if you are in isolation.

This increase is called increase.

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You're a couple

The rate of this increase shall be:

  • 50% for 1re additional person
  • 30% per additional person
  • 40% per additional person above 3e person if your household has more than 2 children or dependants under the age of 25, except the person with whom you live as a couple

You're a single parent

Increase according to the composition of the focus

The rate of this increase shall be:

  • 50% for 1re additional person
  • 30% per additional person
  • 40% per additional person above 3e person if your household has more than 2 children or dependants under the age of 25

Isolation surcharge

If you are a single parent, i.e. single, divorced, separated or widowed with dependent or pregnant children, the lump sum is increased.

This increased lump sum shall be granted from the month in which one of the following events occurs:

  • Declaration of pregnancy
  • Birth of child
  • Care of a child
  • Separation, widowhood.

The increased lump sum may be granted for 12 months, continuous or discontinuous, during a period of 18 months following the event.

This amount varies according to the number of dependent children.

If your youngest dependent child is under 3 years of age, the increased lump sum is granted until the age of 3.

The increased lump sum shall be equal to 128.412% the basic lump sum.

Added to this 42.804% the basic lump sum for each child.

What is the individual bonus?

Each member of the household with a professional activity can obtain a bonus that varies according to his monthly professional income (average over the last 3 months).

This increase is due if the average monthly salary is higher than €687.35.

The amount of the subsidy is increasing according to income.

It ranges between a few euros (€26.29 for a monthly income of €700, for example) and €173.22 if the average salary is more than €1,398.00.

Beyond that, the amount of the subsidy remains constant.

You must apply for an activity bonus on the Internet:

Activity Premium Application - Cif

After examination of your file and favorable opinion by the services of the Caf, you receive a notification allocation for a period of 3 months.

The reference period is the quarter preceding the quarter in which you receive the activity bonus.

The amount paid to you is fixed for 3 months. It doesn't take into account changes in your household's resources.

In order to challenge a decision on the activity bonus, you must appeal to your CAF's Amicable Appeals Board.

This appeal must be made within a period of 2 months from the receipt of the decision you wish to challenge.

If you are not, you can then submit a litigation before the administrative court.

The activity bonus is paid to you from 1er the day of the month in which you filed your application.

The premium is paid monthly (e.g. the March activity premium is paid in April) by the Caf: titleContent.

The activity bonus is not taxable.

the amount below which the activity premium is not paid shall be €15.

Every quarter, you must declare all the resources (net) of your hearth for the possible revaluation of the activity premium.

Activity Premium Application - Cif

You should inform your CFOE in the following situations:

  • Moving
  • Change in your family situation
  • Changing your business and resources
  • Changes to your assets.

Any change in circumstances involving a revision of the amount of the activity premium shall take effect from 1er the day of the month in which he arrived.

It shall cease to have effect as from 1er the day of the month after its occurrence.

If you no longer qualify for the activity bonus, the payment ceases from 1er the day of the month when you no longer fill them out.

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In case of hospitalization

If you don't live in pairs and don't have a dependant, the amount of your activity bonus is reduced by half.

Warning  

if you are pregnant, this reduction does not apply.

In case of imprisonment

You must prevent Caf: titleContent of your incarceration by sending a certificate of presence so that the payment of the activity bonus is suspended.

Otherwise, you will be written off and you will have to pay back the overpayment when you leave.

When you have received too much activity bonus, your CFOC may ask you to refund it for 2 years.

The overpayment shall be recovered by deduction from the forthcoming activity premium.

If you no longer collect the premium, the CFOA may recover the amounts wrongly collected by deduction from the monthly payments of other upcoming benefits.

The deduction may be made on the family benefits, Disabled Adult Allowance and housing allowances.

MSA

Step-by-step approach

You're French

To be eligible for the activity bonus, you must meet all of the following conditions:

  • Age 18 or older

Warning  

if you are a worker posted temporarily to France, you are not entitled to the activity premium.

You're a foreigner

You're European

To be eligible for the activity bonus, you must meet all of the following conditions:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Have a professional activity (employed or not) and receive modest income
  • Have right of residence in France and have lived there ever since at least 3 months at the time of application.

Warning  

if you are a worker posted temporarily to France, you are not entitled to the activity premium.

You are a foreigner of another country

To be eligible for the activity bonus, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Have a professional activity (employed or not) and receive modest income

In addition, you must meet one of the following conditions:

A simulator allows you to estimate your activity bonus entitlements:

Claim activity bonus

More information on how the activity premium is calculated:

The lump sum (basic amount for calculating the activity premium) is equal to €595.25.

The amount of the activity premium shall be calculated taking into account:

  1. on the one hand, a lump sum that varies according to the composition of the household and the number of dependent children to which must be added 61% the amount of the household's occupational income. This amount may be increased in the light of each worker's working income. This increase is called improvement.
  2. on the other hand, the resources taken into account by the household.

The calculation formula is as follows:

Activity premium amount = (flat-rate amount, possibly increased + 61% professional income + individual bonuses) - the resources taken into account for the household.

Can the activity premium be increased?

The amount of the premium may be increased depending on the composition of your household and/or if you are in isolation.

This increase is called increase.

Répondez aux questions successives et les réponses s’afficheront automatiquement

You're a couple

The rate of this increase shall be:

  • 50% for 1re additional person
  • 30% per additional person
  • 40% per additional person above 3e person if your household has more than 2 children or dependants under the age of 25, except the person with whom you live as a couple

You're a single parent

Increase according to the composition of the focus

The rate of this increase shall be:

  • 50% for 1re additional person
  • 30% per additional person
  • 40% per additional person above 3e person if your household has more than 2 children or dependants under the age of 25

Isolation surcharge

If you are a single parent, i.e. single, divorced, separated or widowed with dependent or pregnant children, the lump sum is increased.

This increased lump sum shall be granted from the month in which one of the following events occurs:

  • Declaration of pregnancy
  • Birth of child
  • Care of a child
  • Separation, widowhood.

The increased lump sum may be granted for 12 months, continuous or discontinuous, during a period of 18 months following the event.

This amount varies according to the number of dependent children.

If your youngest dependent child is under 3 years of age, the increased lump sum is granted until the age of 3.

The increased lump sum shall be equal to 128.412% the basic lump sum.

Added to this 42.804% the basic lump sum for each child.

What is the individual bonus?

Each member of the household with a professional activity can obtain a bonus that varies according to his monthly professional income (average over the last 3 months).

This increase is due if the average monthly salary is higher than €687.35.

The amount of the subsidy is increasing according to income.

It ranges between a few euros (€26.29 for a monthly income of €700, for example) and €173.22 if the average salary is more than €1,398.00.

Beyond that, the amount of the subsidy remains constant.

You must apply for an activity bonus on the Internet:

MSA space - online declarations for farmers

After having examined your file and received a favorable opinion from the MSA, you will receive a notification allocation for a period of 3 months.

The reference period is the quarter preceding the quarter in which you receive the activity bonus.

The amount paid to you is fixed for 3 months, it does not take into account changes in your household's resources.

In order to challenge a decision on the activity bonus, you must appeal to the MSA Amicable Appeals Board.

This appeal must be made within a period of 2 months from the receipt of the decision you wish to challenge.

If you are not, you can then submit a litigation before the administrative court.

The activity bonus is paid to you from 1er the day of the month in which you filed your application.

The premium is paid monthly (e.g. the March activity premium is paid in April) by the MSA: titleContent.

The activity bonus is not taxable.

the amount below which the activity premium is not paid shall be €15.

Every quarter, you must declare all the resources (net) of your hearth for the possible revaluation of the activity premium.

Claim activity bonus

You should inform the MSA in the following situations:

  • Moving
  • Change in your family situation
  • Changing your business and resources
  • Changes to your assets.

Any change in circumstances involving a revision of the amount of the activity premium shall take effect from 1er the day of the month in which he arrived.

It shall cease to have effect as from 1er the day of the month after its occurrence.

If you no longer qualify for the activity bonus, the payment ceases from 1er the day of the month when you no longer fill them out.

Répondez aux questions successives et les réponses s’afficheront automatiquement

In case of hospitalization

If you don't live in pairs and don't have a dependant, the amount of your activity bonus is reduced by half.

Warning  

if you are pregnant, this reduction does not apply.

In case of imprisonment

You must prevent MSA: titleContent of your incarceration by sending a certificate of presence so that the payment of the activity bonus is suspended.

Otherwise, you will be written off and you will have to pay back the overpayment when you leave.

When you have received an overpayment of the activity bonus, the MSA may ask you to reimburse it for 2 years.

The overpayment shall be recovered by deduction from the forthcoming activity premium.

If you no longer receive the premium, the Msa may recover the amounts wrongly received by deduction from the monthly payments of other future benefits.

The deduction may be made on the family benefits, Disabled Adult Allowance and housing allowances.

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