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What is the third-party complementary benefit?

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

The third-party supplementary benefit (PCRTP) has replaced, since 1to March 2013, the third-party mark-up (MTP). The PCRTP is an amount intended to fund the assistance of a person to help you carry out ordinary acts of daily life. You can collect it, subject to conditions. The amount varies depending on your support needs.

You can benefit from the PCRTP if you complete the 3 following:

  • You touch permanent disability pension linked to an occupational accident at work or disease (AT-MP)
  • Your permanent disability rate is 80% minimum
  • You need help from a third party, because your disability prevents you from doing it alone at least 3 ordinary acts of daily life (or if neuropsychic disorders present a danger to you or others)

It is the medical consultant of the social security organisation you depend on (CPAM or MSA) who determines, based on a grid of 10 ordinary acts of everyday life, whether you need the assistance of a third person.

This grid allows it to evaluate whether or not you can perform the following acts only :

  • Get up and go to bed
  • Get up from a seat and sit in it
  • Move around in your accommodation, including a wheelchair
  • Settle in and out of your wheelchair
  • Raise yourself in case of fall
  • Leave your home in case of danger
  • Dress and undress completely
  • Eating and drinking
  • Go urinate and go to the saddle without help
  • Place your orthopaedic device (if necessary)

The consultant determines the number of acts for which you need assistance.

General case

In principle, you don't have a process. It is the CPAM or the MSA that directly determines whether you are entitled to the PCRTP.

If you collect the third-party mark-up (MTP)

If you were already entitled to third-party mark-up (MTP) as of February 28, 2013, and you still collect it, you may opt for the PCRTP.

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Since the method of calculation of the PCRTP differs from that of the MTP, the CPAM or the MSA reserves its decision on the basis of the amounts obtained, under the following conditions:

  • If the amount of the TPP to which you are entitled is less than or equal to the amount of the TPM you collect, you retain the TPM.
  • If the calculated TPP amount is greater than the TPM, you collect the TPP instead of the TPM.

You can challenge your Social Security organisation's decision within a time limit 30 days from the date of receipt.

The date of entitlement to PCRTP is 1to day of the month in which the application is filed.

The amount of your PCRTP will vary depending on the number of ordinary acts of daily life that you cannot perform alone, under the following conditions:

Amount of additional benefit paid according to your support needs

Number of acts requiring the assistance of a third party

Supplementary benefit amount

3 or 4


5 or 6


At least 7 (or in case of neuropsychic disorders that present a danger to you or to others)


Date of 1st instalment

The 1st PPRP payment takes effect as follows:

  • On the same date as the annuity (if allocated simultaneously)
  • On the date of review of the annuity (when it is awarded on the occasion of a change in your permanent disability rate)
  • From the day on which the victim's doctor determines that he is unable to perform the ordinary acts of life
  • On the date of filing of the claim, if the incapacity is found by the medical consultant, without prior examination by the victim's doctor

If the PCRTP is due during the month, its amount is prorated.

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Change Amount

If the number of acts you cannot perform alone increases or decreases, the TPRP can be revised downward or upward.

In the event of a decrease, the new amount of the benefit shall take effect from 1to day of the month following the month in which you were informed of this decision (by any means necessary to determine the date of receipt of the notification from the credit union).

In the event of an increase, the new amount of the benefit takes effect on one of the following dates:

  • On the date of notification of the revised pension
  • After your doctor's observation of the increase in need in third person, on the date of the medical certificate
  • After review by the Consultant, on the date of filing of the application for an increase in the PCRTP


If you are hospitalised, your PRPP is paid until the last day of calendar following the one in which you were hospitalised. Payment of the benefit is suspended until the date of discharge from the hospital.

Payment End Date

If you no longer meet the conditions of assignment, your TPP is no longer paid as of 1to day of the month following the month in which you are informed of this decision.