You can still request an activity bonus from your Caf. Here is everything you need to know: payment date, simulation, scale, ceiling, quantity …
[Mise à jour du 08 février 2019 10h18] You can always request an activity bonus from your Caf. Please note that the payment of the premium is not retroactive. If you qualify, you will receive your bonus every 5th of the month, starting the month following the submission of your file. If you have already applied the premium or have already received it, the first payment for 2019 is made on 5 February.
[Mise à jour du 11 décembre 2018 10h14] Emmanuel Macron announced on 10 December an increase of the activity bonus of 80 euros for a Smic employee next year. Initially, the premium would be increased by 20 euros by 2022. The revaluation will be carried out in one go, including all planned increases. A measure confirmed by Benjamin Griveaux, government spokesman, invited to RMC December 11.
What is the activity bonus? The main purpose of this help is to financially support employees with a modest remuneration. Note that the activity bonus does not lead to more taxes to pay. In general, social and family allowances are exempt from taxes. It is the same for the benefit of adults with disabilities (AAH) or the personalized assistance with housing (APL).
The new premium was replaced in 2016 by the RSA activity and the premium for employment (PPE).
It is possible to use the CAF simulator to estimate the quantity.
If you want to know if you can get the activity bonus and how much, use the CAF site simulator.
To fill this in, the beneficiary must provide different information:
- Year of birth
- Postal Code
- Housing situation (tenant, owner, housed free of charge …)
- Family composition
- Professional situation
- Income from investments (movable or immovable)
Finally, it is mandatory to state the amount of income, family benefits, AAH and received housing benefits during the last three months. Self-employed persons must also state their latest turnover and the amount of their profits in year N-2. Please note that a Decree of May 2017 changes the rules for the calculation of the premium of the activity for unpaid employees to take account of their specific situation. From 1 July 2017, they can calculate their entitlement to the activity premium (but also to the RSA) on the basis of their quarterly turnover (instead of their annual net income). An amount is given after the simulation. This is indicative.
It is also possible to use the site mes-aides.gouv.fr. It simulates 24 social assistance, including the activity premium.
You must apply for the activity bonus in the Caf. It is possible to use the strike or to physically go into an antenna of the Caf. You will be asked to complete the on-site application form.
Once the dossier is completed and the request is made, it is the Caf that distributes the activity premium every month afterwards. The transfer is sent every fifth of the month. This means that on 5 March the beneficiary will receive the payment of the month of February.
To continue receiving assistance, beneficiaries must report their activity income every three months. To help you remember the notification date, you can enter an e-mail address or e-mail address. Allows you to receive an e-mail or SMS reminder. The declaration can be made at the counter of a CAF, on the website of the CAF via the tab quarterly declaration, but also via the app "Caf my account"
The first activity bonus application can be made on the Caf website. Two forms are proposed. One for people who are not yet beneficiaries of the Caf and another for recipients. These persons must bring their beneficiary number, zip code, date of birth and secret code.
You must sign up before the end of the month to receive the next month's bonus. On the other hand, the premium payment has no retroactive effect, you only receive the premium for the months following your request.
If you already receive the premium, you do not have to do anything.
People who have difficulty filling in the form can go to the nearest Caf for information.
Finally, for employees covered by the agricultural system, it is possible to go through your agricultural insurance network (MSA).
The activity bonus is paid from the 5th of the month. For your first application, if you submitted your application to the end of the month at Caf, the premium will be paid on the fifth of the following month.
To benefit from the activity bonus, the recipient may not exceed a certain income. These resource ceilings vary depending on the situation. In 2019 they are from:
- 1,500 euros for a person
- 2,200 euros for a childless couple in which only one family member works
- EUR 2,200 for a single parent with child
- 2900 euros for a few children whose parents have a job
It should be noted that self-employed people can benefit from the bonus. However, their annual turnover may not exceed the following limit:
- 82 200 euros for traders
- 32 900 euros for the liberal professions
- 32 900 euros for artisans
Finally, unpaid farmers can also claim the activity bonus on condition that their annual agricultural profits do not exceed 16439 euros for one person. It should also be noted that the activity bonus gives the right to release the amount that the employee has placed on his PEE (savings plan of the company). In addition, operators whose income is deficient are entitled to the activity bonus from 1 January 2017.
The basic amount of the premium is 551.51 euro per month for a single person. It varies depending on the income of the beneficiary. The activity bonus was revised upwards on 1 October 2018 at the same time as other social benefits such as the RSA, the allowance for adults with disabilities (AAH) or the temporary waiting allowance (ATA).
Unlike the RSA, this aid is granted individually, ie when a household meets the eligibility conditions, only the income of the applicant is taken into account when calculating the premium. The premium can, however, be increased on the basis of the composition of the household (the number of children therefore has an impact on the amount).
If you already receive the bonus, the amount will be listed on your Caf.fr account from January 29th.
The calculation of the activity bonus is done in a complex way because it takes into account elements such as salary, social benefits or the composition of the household. It is therefore calculated to measure according to the situation of each.
To know the scale of the bonus activity and the amount you can touch, you must use the simulator from the Caf site.
The activity bonus is available for young employees under the age of 25, in contrast to the RSA activity that is reserved for people over the age of 25 (unless you have a dependent child). Some students, students, trainees, students or family members are also included in the list of future beneficiaries if they meet the required conditions.
Autoentrepreneurs may also have access to the activity bonus if they meet criteria similar to employees. The same applies to traders with an annual turnover of less than € 82,200, for liberal professions with an annual turnover of less than € 32,900 and for craftsmen whose turnover is less than € 32,900.
It should also be noted that persons receiving the allowance for adults with disabilities (AAH) can combine this help with the activity bonus.
Note that the posted worker is not entitled to the activity bonus. The same applies to a person with parental leave from education, on sabbatical leave, on leave without salary or on the basis of availability, unless it receives income from activity.
The conditions for access to the activity premium have been relaxed since 1 July 2017 for self-employed people. From now on, the calculation of the entitlement to the activity premium is performed quarterly and not quarterly for this asset class. more annually. The quarterly turnover giving access to the activity premium is as follows: 20 550 euros for traders, 8 225 euros for liberal professions. This reform, which also covers the RSA, was published in the Official Journal on 5 May.
The legislator has decided that the measure applies to those who enter or enter the labor market. However, students or pupils may be eligible for the bonus under certain conditions. Salary students who receive more than 899.34 euros per month (ie 78% of the Smic net in 2018) during the three months prior to their application may be entitled to the premium. The same applies to pupils or young trainees in companies that earn 78% of Smic.
For students and pupils, life with their parents does not change the conditions for access to the premium. On the other hand, things are different for students and students living together as a couple. In this case, the CA believes that the couple live in concubinage and that the income is pooled. The salaries will therefore increase and may exceed the eligibility.
For those covered by the agricultural system, the MSA handles the processing of claims, the quarterly declaration and the payment. Mutual agriculture has a page dedicated specifically to this help.
Your premium can be increased if you are a single parent, ie single, divorced, divorced or widowed with dependent children or pregnant.
Majority is awarded from the month in which one of these events takes place:
- pregnancy statement,
- birth of a child,
- divorce or separation,
- the death of the husband.
The increase is granted for 12 months, continuously or discontinuously, for a period of 18 months after the event. If your youngest child is younger than 3 years, the increase is granted until the age of 3 years.
The amount varies depending on your number of dependent children. Check with your CAF or MSA.
The activity bonus is not taxable. This means that you do not have to pay income tax for the money you collect. You do not have to report it to the tax authorities. And this, regardless of your income and the amount of the premium.