It is this Wednesday August 5 that the family allowances are paid. What awaits the beneficiaries?
This Wednesday, August 5, some families will wince, because it is today that family allowances are paid after the entry into force of the reform which modulates the amount according to income. “It’s a small revolution that affects 10% of beneficiaries, which nevertheless represents 500,000 families”, explains Olivier Poncelet on the plateau de France 3. The families most affected are those who are the richest. Who will have the most to lose? “For example, a couple with two children earning 6,000 euros net per month, they will see their allowances cut in half”, gives the journalist as an example. In the case of a couple who earns 8,000 euros net per month, the amount of the allowance will be divided by four.
In total, it is estimated that benefits will fall by 1.1%. That’s so much less spending. This will make it possible to save 400 million euros. “The family branch of Social Security is in great need of it, because since the 2008 crisis, it has suffered a chronic deficit”, emphasizes Olivier Poncelet. “From 2.7 billion euros in 2014, the deficit will nevertheless be reduced to 2 billion euros in 2015”, he concludes.