Seine-Saint-Denis has withdrawn from the 19 departments selected to test the new system for the integration of RSA beneficiaries, it announced on Monday, refusing the logic of "conditionality of aid" from the government which plans
start the experiment in April.
The doctrine carried by the government in terms of conditionality of social aid (...) seems to me a serious sprain to our Republic
", writes the PS president of the Departmental Council Stéphane Troussel in a letter to the Minister of Labor Olivier Dussopt sent to the AFP.
As part of the fight against poverty, “
the RSA is a fundamental social right, which cannot be earned by any commitment to intensive support (...).
Putting everyone to work, whatever the cost, cannot be the sole and priority objective of public policy
,” adds Stéphane Troussel.
It's a political choice of 93
," reacted the High Commissioner for Employment Thibaut Guilluy, interviewed by AFP.
He also disputes the technical arguments put forward by Stéphane Troussel who claims to be dispossessed of the powers of orientation and sanction of the beneficiaries of the RSA for the benefit of Pôle emploi.
We want to harmonize the sanction regimes of Pôle emploi and the departments, but the county council will retain the power to apply or not a sanction
“against a beneficiary of the RSA who does not respect his obligations, he assures.
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Just under 40,000 beneficiaries
The experiment, which should have started in the first quarter, should finally start in April in most of the 18 departments selected, according to Thibaut Guilluy.
It will take place in an employment area of each of the departments (Decazeville for Aveyron for example), only Creuse being retained as a whole.
The objective, based on better coordination of local players, is to systematically register RSA beneficiaries with Pôle Emploi – only 40% are currently registered – and to organize the diagnosis and orientation part much more quickly.
On the model of the Youth Engagement Contract, the recipients will sign a contract with rights and duties, committing to follow 15 to 20 hours of weekly activity to get closer to employment with reinforced support.
The experiment should concern just under 40,000 RSA beneficiaries (out of 1.8 million).
The objective is to gradually expand it to reach generalization in early 2027. The strengthening of support represents a budget of around 500 euros per person.