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Social benefits will increase by 1.6% in April

2023-03-22T17:53:06.910Z


Social benefits, in particular the RSA, the activity bonus and family allowances, will increase by 1.6% on April 1, we learned on Wednesday...


Social benefits, in particular the RSA, the activity bonus and family allowances, will increase by 1.6% on April 1, we learned on Wednesday from the Ministry of Solidarity and associations helping the most precarious, the latter criticizing a very insufficient increase in their eyes.

This revaluation was calculated from the average of the monthly inflation rates for one year, i.e. +5.6% compared to April 2022. But the real increase in April 2023 was reduced to +1.6% because the government took into account the exceptional 4% increase which had been granted “

anticipated

” in July 2022, the ministry told AFP.

The minister, Jean-Christophe Combe, announced this decision to the solidarity associations on Tuesday during the first meeting of a unit dedicated to "monitoring inflation

"

, indicated his cabinet.

This unit "

will meet again soon to anticipate the measures and systems necessary to protect the most vulnerable in the face of rising prices

" and "

maintain strong vigilance on the risks of falling into poverty

", we were assured of same source.

The representatives of the associations present, however, told Jean-Christophe Combe of their incomprehension, in the face of a revaluation deemed largely insufficient, told AFP Noam Leandri, president of the Collectif Alerte, which brings together 34 associations fighting against poverty.

“We found it indecent”

"

We were all unanimously shocked, we found it indecent

," said Noam Leandri.

We still hope that the decision will move by April 1, but I told the minister that we could not leave this without action

,” he added.

For this association manager, the “

anticipated

” increase granted from July 2022 was “

intelligent

”, since it made it possible to cope with inflation evaluated by INSEE on average at 5.2% in 2022.

However "

prices continue to rise, we are very far from reaching the end of an inflationary spiral

", he insisted.

Consumer prices have indeed increased by an average of 6.2% over one year, but at least by 14 to 15% on food and basic necessities, which constitute a significant part of the budget of precarious public, a- he insisted.

Source: lefigaro

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