Factsheet for case FR-2020-11/556 – measures in France
|Country||France , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 12 March 2020 – 31 July 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Protection of vulnerable groups (beyond employment support)
|Author||Frédéric Turlan (IRshare) and Eurofound|
|Case created||13 April 2020 (updated 10 May 2020)|
This ordinance is intended to extend the rights and allowances paid to vulnerable persons whose entitlements expire on or after March 12, the start of the confinement period. The aim is to suspend all procedures for beneficiaries and to ensure that their assistance and allowances are extended until the end of the confinement period, even if such assistance were to stop from 12 March or be subject to a new assessment.
Recipients of the rights and benefits provided to vulnerable categories - whose agreement on those rights and benefits expires between 12 March and 31 July 2020 or has expired before 12 March but has not yet been renewed by that date - shall benefit from an extension of the duration of that agreement for a period of 6 months from the date of expiry of that agreement or from 12 March if it expired before that date, renewable once by decree. The benefits concerned are in particular - the allowance for disabled adults; - allowance for the education of a disabled child; - the disability compensation benefit.
No data yet available.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Local / regional government
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners have welcomed the measure.
Eurofound (2020), Extension of period for recipients of social rights allowances, case FR-2020-11/556 (measures in France), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
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