The Christmas bonus Dec. 16 to more than 2 million homes

Manuel Valls has confirmed the Christmas Bonus to the lowest income bracket

Manuel Valls announced Tuesday on Europe 1 the renewal of the Christmas bonus, the amount of which exceeds 320 euros for a couple with two children …

It does not increase, but it is still there. The Christmas bonus will be repeated this year and paid as of December 16 households with the lowest incomes, said Tuesday Manuel Valls on Europe 1.

The amount of the premium will stay about the same as last year: “A little over 150 euros for a single person and a little over 320 euros for a couple with two children,” said the Prime Minister . “More than two million households benefit,” he said.

Budgetary rigor anyway abandoned

Since 1988, this aid is paid by the Caisse des allocations familiales (CAF) in December to the lowest income bracket.  The French government, which announced an increase of security spending to deal with terrorist risks after the attacks, has already given the budget commitments of the state, although the extent of slippage should be limited.

Before these attacks and increase costs, he had set a target to reduce the public deficit to less than 3% of gross domestic product in 2017.

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