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What is the Asylum Seeker's Allowance (Ada)?

Verified 30 June 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

As an asylum seeker, you are not allowed to work for 6 months. If you are an adult, an Asylum Seeker's Allowance (Asa) may be paid to you. The allowance will be paid if you meet the conditions. The amount depends in particular on your family situation.

As an asylum seeker, you may be eligible for the Ada if you meet all of the following conditions:

  • Have accepted the material reception conditions proposed by theOfii: titleContent
  • At least 18 years
  • Be in possession of the asylum seeker's certificate
  • To have filed your asylum application with theOfpra: titleContent within 21 days (except for procedure) Dublin)
  • Have monthly resources less than the amount of active solidarity income (RSA)
You live alone

The SSA amount for a single person is €564.78..

You live as a couple
AMF amount for a couple based on the number of homemakers

Number of children/person dependent








Per child or additional dependant


Single-parent family
SSA amount for single person based on number of homemakers

Number of children/person dependent


Isolated parent

0 (pregnant isolated woman)








Per child or additional dependant



You are considered a lone parent if you are a pregnant woman or if you have at least 1 child or dependant and you find yourself alone as a result of a life event. This is the case, for example, if your spouse dies or if you separate.

You can then benefit from an increase in the amount of the RSA. This increase is also called increase..

The duration of this markup will vary depending on the event date:

  • If the event occurs after the 3 years of the dependent child, the mark-up lasts 12 months and must be paid within 18 months of the date of the event. This type of event must be reported to your Caf: titleContent within 6 months of its occurrence.
  • If the event occurs before the child's 3 years of age, the mark-up lasts until the child's 3 years of age.


these amounts are given as an indication and may vary depending on your personal situation. Use the simulator to obtain a more accurate estimate.

The resources you consider are yours, as well as those of the person you are with live together..

You can apply for Ada at your passage through prefecture (one-stop shop) or exceptionally with the Ofii

Parts to be supplied:

  • Certificate or receipt of asylum application
  • Supporting documents for resources and family composition
  • Bank identity statement

You must also report the following information to Ofii:

  • Your home
  • Your family situation
  • Your business
  • Your Resources
  • Your property (what you own) and that of your family members

You must report any changes in any of these items to the Io.


in case of fraud or concealment of part of your resources, you may lose your right to Ada.

Who shall I contact

The Asylum Claimant's Allowance (Asa) is a daily lump sum, the level of which varies according to the number of people in the household.

An additional amount may be paid if you have accepted the offer of care, have indicated a need for accommodation and have not benefited from free accommodation (or accommodation).

Ada daily amount

Family size

Daily Amount

Daily amount + additional amount

1 person



2 people



3 persons



4 persons



5 persons



6 persons



7 persons



8 persons



9 persons



10 people



If you have not been offered accommodation, the additional amount is €7.40..

The allowance is paid monthly at the end of each month.

Payment Start

The Ada payment only begins after your asylum application has been filed with theOfpra: titleContent (within a maximum of 21 days after registration of your asylum application).

End of payment

The payment of the Ada ceases:

  • at the end of the month of notification the final decision on your asylum application
  • or when you leave France.

Suspension of payment

Payment of the Ada may be suspended in one of the following cases:

  • You declined a hosting proposal
  • You did not meet the obligation to report to the authorities or you did not go to the personal interviews
  • You have abandoned your place of accommodation without legitimate reason
  • You stop fulfilling the conditions to collect the Ada
  • You do not produce the documents requested of you.

You shall be informed of these possibilities for refusing or suspending payment as soon as the decision to grant such aid is taken.

Withdrawing allocation

Ofii may remove the Ada if you are in one of the following situations:

  • You have concealed some or all of your resources
  • You have provided false information about your family situation
  • You have engaged in violent behavior or serious breaches of the accommodation rules