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Are Family Allowances Capable?

Verified 14 octobre 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

In principle, family benefits are elusive.

However, certain family benefits may be seized in the event of non-payment of child support (e.g. maintenance, school canteen fees) or other expenses related to the child's other needs (e.g. hospitalisation costs):

  • Basic Allowance and Shared Child Education Benefit
  • Family allowances
  • Family supplement
  • School Reentry Allowance (ARS)
  • Family Support Allowance (FSA)

Moneys are seized up to a monthly amount based on the family's income and expenses.

  FYI : if a person obtains a family benefit after defrauding or making a false statement, Caf or MSA) retrieves this unfit. The Caf (or MSA) may withhold future payments of another family benefit.