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Factsheet for measure FR-2022-18/2388 – measures in France

Disability compensation grants extended to Ukrainian refugees

Accès des réfugiés ukrainiens aux aides à la compensation du handicap accordées aux entreprises adaptées

Country France , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 29 April 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery into a green future
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
Author Frédéric Turlan (IRshare) and Eurofound
Measure added 20 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)

Background information

An order of 19 April updates and completes the lists of unemployed persons benefiting from the recognition of the quality of disabled worker, who are entitled to disability compensation aid when they are hired by an adapted company (which mainly employs disabled workers and receives public aid for this). The list is open to Ukrainian refugees benefiting from temporary protection within the meaning of Directive 2001/55/EC.

Content of measure

Recruited directly by adapted companies (which mainly employ disabled people and management staff) or proposed by the public employment service, people benefiting from the status of statutory refugees, subsidiary protection, temporary protection or asylum seekers are now eligible for this aid.

Adapted enterprises (are companies in the ordinary environment which enable disabled people to carry out a professional activity in an environment adapted to their possibilities so that they can obtain or keep a job (see our data sheet).

The annual financial aid allocated to adapted companies, for a full-time job, is * €16 084 for workers under 50 years of age * €16,293 for workers aged between 50 and 55 * €16,711 for workers aged 56 and over.

Use of measure

No data.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Disabled workers
Other businesses
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Public employment service
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Consulted Consulted
Form Direct consultation outside a formal body Direct consultation outside a formal body

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Sectoral or branch level


No specific involvement.

Views and reactions

No information found.


  • 19 April 2022: Arrêté du 19 avril 2022 relatif aux critères des recrutements opérés hors expérimentation, soit sur proposition du service public de l'emploi, soit directement par les entreprises adaptées, et susceptibles d'ouvrir droit aux aides financières de l'Etat (


Eurofound (2022), Disability compensation grants extended to Ukrainian refugees, measure FR-2022-18/2388 (measures in France), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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