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Factsheet for measure FR-2020-11/556 – Updated – measures in France
|Country||France , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 12 March 2020 – 30 June 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Protection of vulnerable groups (beyond employment support)
|Author||Frédéric Turlan (IRshare) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||13 April 2020 (updated 18 May 2021)|
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:
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||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners on national level manage the unemployment insurance scheme. Therefore they are consulted to the measure decided by the government.
Social partners have welcomed the measure.
Eurofound (2020), Extension of period for recipients of social rights allowances, measure FR-2020-11/556 (measures in France), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/FR-2020-11_556.html
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