Covid-19: APL beneficiaries will finally receive aid of 150 euros

Covid-19: APL beneficiaries will finally receive aid of 150 euros

Associations fighting against precariousness had deplored the fact that young people under 25 without children were excluded from the new system.

A family allowance fund in Tourcoing (North), September 30, 2014 (PHILIPPE HUGUEN / AFP)

The Prime Minister, Jean Castex, announced that the aid of 150 euros unveiled this week for the most precarious people would finally be extended to young people benefiting from housing assistance as well as to scholarship students, in an interview with Sunday newspaper (JDD), October 18.

This “Exceptional aid of 150 euros plus 100 euros per child” intended for “RSA beneficiaries [revenu de solidarité active] and LPAs [aides personnalisées au logement]”Was announced by Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister’s entourage, however, clarified Thursday that only recipients of the RSA and the specific solidarity allowance (ASS, for the unemployed at the end of their rights) would ultimately receive this exceptional assistance. The beneficiaries of the APL, them, were to receive only the premium of 100 euros per child, excluding in fact the 18-25 years if they were not parents.

“The government needs to reframe the shot”

Associations fighting against precariousness had deplored that these young people were excluded from the system. “The government needs to reframe the shot”, had demanded on franceinfo the general delegate of the Abbé-Pierre Foundation, Christophe Robert.

In his interview with JDD, the head of government grants this request. “Regarding young people, I am announcing today that we are extending this aid to them: 150 euros will also be paid to the 400,000 young people who benefit from the APL and to scholarship students”, he assures.

And “The choice of the President of the Republic” was from “Promote integration through work”, “We are also fully aware of the fact that when an economic crisis occurs, it first and foremost hits precarious people and young people”, argues Jean Castex.