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Completion pay (RFF or R2F) for an applicant

Verified 29 juin 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

As a jobseeker, you may receive paid training under certain conditions. During the training, you receive the end of training (RFF) compensation awarded by Pôle emploi. The conditions for the award, the amount and the length of time the RFF is paid vary depending on your situation and the training you choose.

You can receive the End of Training (RFF) if you meet the following 2 conditions:

The RFF takes over from the ARE or ASP when the duration of the training exceeds the duration of your ARE or ASP rights.

The RFF allows you to continue to receive this remuneration until the end of your training.

To follow the RFF, you must meet the following 2 conditions:

  • Be registered in Pôle emploi
  • Undertake training recognised by Pôle emploi

Relevant training

The courses concerned shall be those leading to a qualification meeting one of the following conditions:

  • The training shall be recognised by a diploma or diploma registered in National Directory of Professional Certification (NCCPR)
  • It is recognised in the classifications of a national industry collective agreement
  • It shall be included in a list drawn up by the National Joint Employment Commission of a professional branch

Jobs concerned

The professions concerned are on, i.e. those for which recruitment difficulties are identified.

The list of these trades is drawn up locally by the prefect of the region.

The list taken into account is the list of the training location and/or region.

You are a former employee of the private sector

If you do not have enough rights to the ARE or ASP to cover the entire duration of your training, you can ask Pôle emploi to benefit from the RFF.

Your Pôle emploi advisor provides you with an application form.

If your application is accepted, Pôle emploi will pay you the RFF when your rights to the ARE or ASP expire.

The RFF is paid for the remainder of the training.

Pôle emploi will reply within 21 days of the date of your request.

If the answer is no, Pôle emploi will inform you by mail indicating the reason for the refusal.

You can then:

  • Either not to attend training
  • Either confirm your intention to complete the proposed training without benefit of the PSTN
  • Or choose a new course that is compatible with the duration of your rights to compensation

You are a claimant for a public employer

If you do not have enough rights to the ARE or ASP to cover the entire duration of your training, you can ask Pôle emploi to benefit from the RFF.

Your Pôle emploi advisor provides you with an application form.

Pôle emploi will send your former employer (who pays you unemployment benefits) the certificate of your registration for the training and the RFF application form.

The ex-public employer sends the RFF payment request to Pôle emploi, 2 months before the end date of the AER payment.

Pôle emploi will reply within 21 days of the date of your request.

If the answer is no, Pôle emploi will inform you by mail indicating the reason for the refusal.

You can 

  • Either not to attend training
  • Either confirm your intention to complete the proposed training without benefit of the PSTN
  • Or choose a new course that is compatible with the duration of your rights to compensation

The daily amount of the RFF is equal to the last daily amount of the ARE or SPA that you received on the date on which your entitlement to this allowance ended.

The monthly is equal to the daily amount multiplied by the number of days in the month, up to €685 per month.

  FYI : the RFF is taxable.

The RFF is paid to you per month: for example, early november for the october allocation.

The RFF is paid until the end of the training. However, the maximum cumulative payment period of the AER or SPA and the RFF is 3 years.

You must renew your Pôle emploi registration every month to continue collecting the RFF.

In case of interruption of training for a period exceeding 15 calendar days, the RFF payment is suspended.