When will the CAF Christmas bonus be paid?


This is a non-negligible return on capital at the end of the year for many French families. The Christmas bonus – this aid paid to beneficiaries receiving the RSA, the SSA or the AER – should arrive on the beneficiaries' current accounts.

Usually, the money is collected about a week before Christmas. For this year, in all likelihood, beneficiaries should receive this "bonus" between 15 and 20 December. A date sometimes too close to Christmas for not having to anticipate the money for gifts to relatives.

The Christmas bonus should increase this year to a basic package of 152.45 euros for a single person to 228.67 euros for a couple. The sum is then increased based on the number of children. For example, an isolated person with a child receives € 228.67 (in pairs) and a couple with two children, will receive € 320.14.


There is no particular way to get the award that has existed for twenty years (it was 1,000 francs when it was created for one person) and in 2017 it involved 2.5 million people.

In recent days, a rumor has spread over the Internet, indicating that the Christmas bonus would be suppressed by the government. Even if the hypothesis is theoretically possible, the information has proved false.


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