Pensions, family allowances, RSA… Social benefits should increase in 2023

published on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 08:45

Retirement pensions will have to be revalued from January 2023, as will family allowances and the RSA next April, reports Les Echos, Sunday, September 25.

It is a small boost for the purchasing power of the French. The government plans to slightly improve social benefits in 2023, with a 0.8% increase in retirement pensions in January and a 1.7% increase in family allowances and RSA (revenu de solidarité active) in April, reports les Echos, Sunday September 25.

Faced with the global rise in prices, the government had already anticipated the revaluations of social benefits, based on current inflation and not last year’s, as occurs in normal times.

After an increase of 1.1% in January 2022, retirement pensions increased by 4% on July 1. Family allowances and RSA also increased (+1.8% in April and +4% in July).

Inflation to remain high in 2023

In its Social Security financing bill for 2023, obtained by Les Echos, the executive estimates the average revaluation of pensions throughout the year 2022 at 3.1%. The French should therefore benefit from a remaining increase estimated at 0.8% on January 1, 2023, in order to align with 2022 inflation, specifies the newspaper. Same operation for family allowances and the RSA, whose new increase of 1.7% is scheduled for April 1, 2023.

Inflation, which should remain high next year (+4.3%), should be at the center of debates in the National Assembly, in particular during the review of the Social Security budget, starting in mid-October . The leftist coalition has already demanded a new anticipation of the revaluations. And this, in a context of energy crisis that still weighs heavily on the portfolio of the French.

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