MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –
Source: Republic of France in French The French Republic has issued the following statement:
Since October 1, all caregivers have been able to take paid leave to help a disabled loved one or a loss of autonomy.
In France, there are between 8 and 11 million caregivers to support a loved one with a loss of autonomy or with a disability. This solidarity dedication sometimes comes at the expense of the personal, social and professional life of the caregiver.
To recognize the major role of caregivers, the caregiver leave thus came into effect. “This respite of several months will allow them to devote themselves to their loved one without sacrificing their professional and social life”, underlined the Minister for Autonomy, Brigitte Bourguignon.
This leave allows all caregivers to benefit from paid leave to support a loved one who has a particularly serious handicap or loss of autonomy. Private sector employees, public sector employees, the self-employed, and registered job seekers can thus benefit from this assistance.
Caregiver leave can last up to 3 months in the absence of contractual provisions. It can however be renewed for up to one year over the employee’s entire career.
This new right is part of a more comprehensive response that will take the form of an autonomy bill, sponsored by the Government in the coming months. Caregiver leave “is just one of the ways to support these caregivers who also need clear information, support, respite”, recalled the Minister for Autonomy.
obtain the daily caregiver allowance (AJPA)
With a value of 43.83 euros per day for couples and 52.08 euros for single people, the allowance is paid by the family allowance funds (Caf) or the agricultural social mutuality (MSA ).
To benefit from it, the caregiver must accompany a disabled relative or a particularly serious loss of autonomy residing in France. In relation to the caregiver, the accompanied person must be:
as a couple with the caregiver;
be their ascendant or descendant or their collateral up to the 4th degree (brother, sister, aunt, uncle, first cousin, nephew, niece, etc.);
be the parent of the child in the care of the caregiver;
be an elderly or disabled person with whom the caregiver resides or with whom he maintains close and stable ties, to whom he helps regularly and frequently on a non-professional basis.
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