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Re: Can unemployed British people claim the RSA?

Yes
as EU citizens after been in France for 3 months and can demonstrate a permanent link to France ie you live there you can claim RSA.

It is mainly for those on low incomes due to starting up a business (like a B&B with no customers as its new) to top up their income to the 'minimum wage' level in France. You can earn while on this benefit and the amounts of RSA are adjusted to keep it in line with the minimum wage. If you earn under 500 euro's you get the full amount of RSA.
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Re: Can unemployed British people claim the RSA?

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Re: Can unemployed British people claim the RSA?

Words also fail me.

So my only comment is also

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Re: Can unemployed British people claim the RSA?

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Re: Can unemployed British people claim the RSA?


Silly old me.  Until I read this I always believed RSA stood for Royal Society of Arts.

You live and learn.

regards

cajal

A friend in need's a pest. Get rid.
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Re: Can unemployed British people claim the RSA?

Thankfully this remains a benefit that has to be requested and many are either unaware of its existence when they may have need of it like I was or who dont want to claim something they dont believe they deserve which is my current position. I cannot stop the taxe d'hab exoneration or the electricity tarif de premier nécessite but given that I have never had so much money coming in I really am aghast to learn that I would currently get the RSA were I to ask for it, maybe I am being a fool but I lived on far less per month during the darkest days so why would I deserve it now when I have far more than that coming in?

 

You see the figure of €500 per month is actually €1724 per month of income from gîtes or CDH because the notional expenses Under revenues non Professional BIC are 71%.

 

According to the previous posting recieving gîte income of €1700 for each of the last 3 months would mean I would qualify for an extra €514 per month Woot! [:-))] and this corresponds with the amount that the simulateur said I would get.

For a couple with 2 children the amount would be €1080 Woot! [:-))]

 

Nice work if you can get it n'est ce pas?


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Re: Can unemployed British people claim the RSA?

If the income suggests that your business is nothing more than a hobby, your application can be refused (looks like it has been noticed that Brits have been using this loophole)
http://social-sante.gouv.fr/fichiers/bo/2013/13-09/ste_20130009_0000_p000.pdf

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Re: Can unemployed British people claim the RSA?

People cannot be excluded from any benefits just because they are British..so yes, British people who fulfil the same criteria as demanded of French citizens are eligible for the same benefits. By grace of filling in a tax form we were automatically given a reduction in our tax d'habitation and I was given prime d'emploi . Now we both have registered enterprises and so are not classed as inactive. There are plenty of British people claiming RSA.. and from what they say they have to prove things such as income, savings, property ownership etc. I'm sure there are some that fib but they do risk quite harsh penalties if they are caught. On French news last night they were comparing the rates on unemployment benefit in France with those of other European countries and France is one of the most generous (the Uk is one of the meanest). It's amazing how many people believe the propaganda that the UK is the benefits haven of Europe, whereas in fact France, Germany and Holland are far more generous.
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