Back-to-school benefit payment date revealed

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Families on modest incomes will receive payments to cover some of the costs of buying school materials later this month

Annual allocation de rentrée scolaire will be paid out from August 17

The allocation de rentrée scolaire – money allocated to 2.8million families on modest incomes to help pay for important school materials – will be paid out this year from August 17.

This financial assistance, from the caisse d’allocations familiales (Caf), will amount to €364.09 for a child aged six to 10, €384.17 for a child aged 11-14 and €397.49 for young people aged 15-18, the Ministry of Education said.

Entitlement is based on household income not exceeding a certain ceiling (less than €24,404 for one child, €30,036 for two children, €35,668 for three).

Parents of teenagers aged 16 to 18 no longer be required to provide a justificatif de scolarité or d’aprentissage. Instead, they can simply confirm the fact online at that their child is still in education or on an apprenticeship for the 2017/18 school year.

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