From January, disabled parents will receive assistance

Since January 1, beneficiaries of the disability compensation benefit (PCH) have been financially supported through the PCH parenting. This new aid covers the costs incurred by the human and material aid necessary to raise a young child.

Help to relieve parents. As indicated by Emmanuel Macron at the national conference on disability on February 11, the disability compensation service will now be extended to cover the needs related to parenthood of people with disabilities. This new decree, which entered into force on January 1, according to a decree of December 31, 2020, will cover the human and material needs of parents with disabilities to support them in the education of their children.

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A package adapted to the family context

Thus, parents who are in a situation of disability preventing them from partially or fully meeting the needs of their children, will be able to pay a third party to support them. This "human help" comes in a package of 30 hours of help per month. If the child is under 3, it will be one hour a day. If the child is between 3 and 7 years old, it will be half an hour a day. "If the beneficiary of the PCH has several children, the number of hours granted to compensate for the needs related to the exercise of parenthood is that which corresponds to the recognized need for the youngest of his children", specifies the decree.

This flat-rate aid amounts to 900 euros per month when the child is under 3 years old and 450 euros per month when the child is between 3 and 7 years old. For single-parent families, this assistance will amount to between € 1,350 and € 675.

A “technical aids” package

In addition, this package is accompanied by “technical aids” including "specialized childcare equipment such as a height-adjustable changing table, a stroller or a removable bathtub", emphasizes family record.

To benefit from this assistance, parents with disabilities must submit a file to the departmental house for disabled people (MDPH) in their place of residence. The aid will then be paid to them by the department.


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