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Source: Republic of France in French The French Republic has issued the following statement:

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Exceptional aid has been put in place to support the victims most affected by the drought-rehydration episode of the soil in 2018. What are the conditions for benefiting from it? A decree and an order published in the Official Journal on November 21, 2020 specify the terms of the system.

Who is concerned ?

Homeowners who occupy a single dwelling unit can benefit from exceptional financial assistance to repair the structural damage suffered during the drought-soil rehydration episode in 2018.

The aid is intended for households whose income level is very modest or modest according to the criteria defined by order of the ministers responsible for the City and the Economy relating to the resource ceilings applicable to certain beneficiaries of subsidies from the National Agency. of habitat.

What are the conditions ?

Aid can only be granted if the building is occupied as the main residence (accommodation occupied at least 6 months per year except professional obligation, illness or force majeure) by the owner on the date of the start of the work, and if it has not already benefited from public aid for this phenomenon of drought-rehydration of the soil.

Only damage occurring to parts for residential use are taken into account.

The building eligible for this aid must be located at the same time:

in an area exposed to the phenomenon of differential ground movement resulting from drought and rehydration of medium or heavy clay soils. The exhibition card can be viewed on the site georisques.gouv.fr ;
in a municipality in which the mayor made, before December 31, 2019, an application for recognition of the state of natural disaster for the drought that occurred in 2018 and for which this state was not recognized.

The building must have been completed for more than 10 years by December 31, 2017 and have been covered in 2018 by an insurance contract guaranteeing fire damage or any other damage.

The damage taken into account is structural damage to the shell due to deformation of the basement or of the soil surrounding the building due to the phenomenon of shrinkage-swelling of clays . The work supported corresponds to total or partial underpinning work and repair of damage to the structural part.

Note: Only works and services started after the acknowledgment of receipt of the aid request file sent by the State representative in the department entitle to financial aid and this acknowledgment of receipt does not constitute an award decision. help.

What amounts?

Financial assistance is granted up to a limit of € 15,000 for very modest households and € 10,000 for modest households, for a maximum rate of 80% of the amount of work carried out.

The complete aid application file (only one aid request per accommodation) must be presented before February 28, 2021. The State representative in the department has a period of 3 months from receipt of the complete file to decide on the request.

The beneficiary must provide proof of the completion of the work within 2 years from the notification of the aid by sending the necessary supporting documents to the department prefect. The latter may carry out any checks necessary to verify compliance with the provisions relating to the payment of aid. In the event of non-compliance with the conditions that led to the granting of aid or the obligation to transmit supporting documents, the repayment of all or part of the sums received will be required.

Namely: The decree deals more particularly with the protection of the data requested for the procedure: name, date and place of birth, email and postal addresses, telephone number, copy of the last tax notice, bank identity statement, notice of property and housing taxes, home insurance certificate, etc. These data are kept for a maximum period of 2 years from the filing of the request.

The decree recalls that the processing of personal data collected is carried out by agents authorized by the departmental prefect and bound to confidentiality.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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