MIL OSI Translation. Region: France and French Territories –
Source: Republic of France in French
Rights for life, revaluation of AAH, right to vote, right to marry … many major changes in the lives of people with disabilities will see the day in 2019.
“Rights for life” from January 1st
On May 28, 2018, the report “Simpler life” the simplification of the administrative process of persons with disabilities was submitted to the Prime Minister. It included 113 proposals to improve the lives of people affected by disability. Authors Adrien Taquet and Jean-François Serres proposed to confer rights without limitation.
Based on the Taquet-Serres report, two decrees were issued in December 2018 to allow the granting of life rights to people whose disability is not likely to change. Since 1 January 2019, this reform is effective. It will change the lives of hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities and their families.
Four rights are concerned:
AAH (allowance for disabled adults), for people with a disability rate of at least 80%.
The RQTH (recognition of the quality of handicapped worker).
The mobility card.
AEEH (education allowance for handicapped child) until 20 years of child.
This major breakthrough makes it possible to put an end to the ceaseless and exhausting steps for people with disabilities and their families, and also to the administrative burden on the MDPHs.
The revaluation of the AAH
At the beginning of the five-year period, the Allowance for Adults with Disabilities (AAH) was 810 euros per month. The AAH will be 900 euros per month end 2019. This gradual revaluation began in 2018 with an increase of 50 euros. It will continue in 2019 with a new revaluation of 40 euros per month. In total, this represents more than 2 billion euros over the five-year period.
The deployment of the autism strategy
Presented on April 6, 2018 by the Prime Minister, the National Autism Strategy Neuro-developmental disorders will be deployed from 2019. Its goal is to change the situation of people with autism and their families by taking into account their specific needs for a dignified and effective support.
This autism strategy is based on 5 commitments and 20 measures. Among them, the creation of an “early intervention package”, to immediately take care of children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
The right to vote, to marry, to pacify or to divorce for persons under guardianship
The President of the Republic had announced last July at the Congress of Versailles: disabled people under guardianship can now vote without any judge can oppose it. The right to vote for persons with disabilities under guardianship will be present in the Justice bill.
Another measure in this bill is the right to marry, to pacify or to divorce, without resorting to judicial authorization for persons under guardianship.
Lifts required for “R + 3” accommodation
Announced by Sophie Cluzel last September, elevators will be required for new homes of 3 or more storeys. This measure, which will come into force in 2019, reinforces the accessibility of housing. It responds to a request made for more than 20 years by associations of disabled people and carers.
The CMU-C and the complementary health assistance will become one
The complementary universal health cover (CMU-c) and the complementary health assistance (ACS) will be merged as of 2019. The Prime Minister announced it on October 15, 2018, “as of November 1, 2019, the CMU-c will therefore be extended to people who are currently eligible for the ACS, subject to a financial contribution. It will remain free up to the current CMU-c resource limits (about 734 euros monthly for a single person) and will be subject to a reduced financial contribution, depending on the age of the beneficiary, up to the ceiling of the ACS (which is 991 euros monthly) “.
This merger will improve access to care for people with disabilities. “This widening of the public eligible for the CMU-c will ensure to its beneficiaries the additional care of the totality of the expenses for a basket of extended care (…) it will be the case for the wheelchairs, the probes or the dressings. This extension will limit the renunciation of care. “
Child Care Assistance
In October 2018, the additional day care allowance for parents with a disabled child was increased by 30%. From 2019, a bonus will be set up for nurseries that open spaces dedicated to disabled children.
The pursuit of inclusive school reform
The Government’s goal for schooling is clear: that there are no more children without solutions and that the school is truly inclusive. The start of the 2018 school year was another step in this direction with 20,000 more students with disabilities attending school, an increase of 6% at the start of the 2018 school year (340,000 students with disabilities in total).
Inclusive school reform is an important transformation underway to ensure that all children in need receive support in the classroom. Many measures are moving in this direction: continued replacement of contracts supported by AESH contracts; mandatory 60h training since this summer for AESH; creation of “inclusive poles” in schools …
The increase in the disability budget
Disability is one of the Government’s priorities. Thus, in 2019, its budget is increased by + 5%.
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