RSA 2023: the amount, what conditions to apply for it?


RSA 2023: the amount, what conditions to apply for it?

RSA AMOUNT. In France, thousands of people benefit from the Active Solidarity Income to be able to live. How much can they collect? Who is eligible and under what conditions?

This is the minimum amount paid by the State for the poorest. The Active Solidarity Income (RSA) is received by approximately two million people in France who are not working and do not receive unemployment benefits. For the State, this "allows you to benefit from a minimum level of income and from a support program for professional integration." Over the years, its amount is revised upwards to take into account, in part, the rise in the cost of living. But how much do the beneficiaries receive? What conditions must be met to obtain it? Explanations.

It is a social and professional support system to facilitate access to employment or consolidate certain professional capacities when one does not draw, or few resources from his activity. This RSA is based on a simple system of rights and duties. The right to a minimum income or to an income supplement first. Then, the duty to look for a job, or to self-undertake actions in favor of his reintegration. The RSA is open, under certain conditions, to people aged at least 25 and to young workers aged 18 to 24 if they are single parents or have a certain period of professional activity. Finally, be aware that you do not have to declare the active solidarity income on your 2023 tax return, it is not taxable.

Since April 1, 2023, the amount of the RSA has been increased by 1.6% by the State. The minimum amount has thus increased to €607.75. It varies upwards, depending on the composition of the household, between the beneficiary's marital status and whether or not there are children in the household. Here are all the amounts you need to know:

Regarding the income taken into account by CAF, it studies the resources received over the last three months and then establishes an average. What resources are considered? Keep in mind that unemployment benefits, social security daily allowances, housing allowances and family benefits are taken into account, among others. The family allowance fund has thus established a housing package according to the number of people in your household:

Inevitably, this housing package reduces the amount of social benefit.

To obtain these social benefits, you have three possibilities: at your request by Internet on the CAF website, fill out a form with your family allowance fund or the CCAS for example, or send the form by mail corresponding to your checkout. Cerfa form number 15481 is available here. Wondering what parts to provide? Here is the list :

Find all the documents to be provided on page seven of the Cerfa form.

The Family Allowance Fund has made a simulator available to users on its website, at the following address: // If you are already receiving a CAF family benefit, you are invited to connect to your personal space using your beneficiary number. If not, you have the option of using a simulator. Keep in mind that you will need to have several pieces of information beforehand (number of people in the household, resources for the last 3 months, etc.).

You must reside in France in a stable, effective manner and be at least 25 years old. Pupils, students and unpaid trainees are not eligible for the RSA. Single parents are an exception. The RSA also cannot concern people on parental leave, unpaid leave or sabbatical leave. You are not of French nationality? In this case, you must meet a number of residence conditions.

If you are European, you must hold a right of residence in France and have been living for at least three months when you apply or have a declared job in France and be either unemployed, on sick leave, or in training professional. If you are not European, you must have a residence permit allowing you to work in France for at least five years, or hold a residence permit or have refugee status or be recognized as stateless.

As a reminder, the payment of the active solidarity income could radically change its face at the start of 2024. Indeed, the government plans to condition its payment on a minimum of activity on the part of the beneficiaries. In other words, to benefit from it, you would have to follow a training or integration activity of about ten hours per week. The executive's objective is to promote reintegration and ultimately achieve full employment (Emmanuel Macron's campaign promise).

On the program, workshops for creating CVs, training, in companies or in a community. In each department selected for this test, RSA recipients will be monitored by referents using common software. Regarding the hourly volume, it may vary from one department to another, in the same way as the level of sanction in the event of absence. The Government also ensures that the situation of beneficiaries could be studied on a case-by-case basis. In other words, a single mother with three dependent children, for example, might receive different treatment than a young job seeker.

Who is affected by Youth RSA?

Young people under the age of 25 cannot receive the active solidarity income. However, there is an RSA scheme reserved for young workers, the young RSA. A young person aged 18 to 25 who can prove a certain length of professional activity (salaried activity or not, hour of activity accomplished during a period of unemployment, activity accomplished under a voluntary contract in the army) can perceive it. As for the classic RSA, you must reside in France in a stable and effective way. Please note that periods of compensated unemployment and internships are not considered in the eyes of the CAF as periods of activity.

The calculation formula is identical to that of the so-called classic active solidarity income. The request for RSA young worker cannot be made online on the CAF website. You must do this either directly with your CAF on site, or by post. As a young worker, you must send two forms: form n°15481 (or n°15482 if you are self-employed) and cerfa n°14130.