CAF reform: a new device to limit unpaid debts

CAF reform: a new device to limit unpaid debts

Since 1isJanuary, parents can use a new service from their family allowance fund to limit unpaid bills and late payments. Explanations.

CAF reform: a new device to limit unpaid debts

It is a reform ardently desired by Emmanuel Macron, which affects alimony. Since 1isJanuary, parents benefit from a new service. From now on, CAF can become an intermediary between parents, to manage pension payments. The purpose of this measure is to limit delays and unpaid bills. 350,000 families are affected each year. Émeline Fele is one of them. Her life has become a nightmare since her divorce. Her ex-companion must pay her a pension for her three children but the unpaid bills are linked, putting her in great embarrassment.

CAF takes over

The person concerned can thus benefit from the new system. In other words, the CAF compensates for the failure of the other parent and continues to pay him the pension in question, up to a maximum of 116 euros per child. This system already existed more or less, but now it has a big advantage: it will be sustainable over time. “It allows parents to relieve all stress”, considers Élisabeth Malis, director of the Family Allowance Fund in Tours (Indre-et-Loire).