30/11/2011 - The French Social Protection System - Tout thème
The French Social Security System (source : Cleiss)

The French Social Security System (source : Cleiss)

Introduction

Organisational structure, Financing, Scope

I. Sickness, maternity, paternity, disability and death branch

A - Sickness, maternity and paternity insurance

B - Disability insurance

C - Death insurance

II. Accidents-at-work and occupational-diseases branch

A - Temporary incapacity benefits
B - Permanent disability benefits : pensions

III. Retirement

A - Basic scheme
Rights of the insured, Rights of a surviving spouse

B - Compulsory supplementary pension schemes
Rights of the insured, Rights of a surviving spouse, Orphans

IV. Family benefits

Method of calculation of family benefits

A - Basic maintenance benefits
Family allowance, Flat-rate allowance, Family income supplement, Family support allowance

B - Early childhood benefits
Early childhood benefit programme - Birth/Adoption grant, Basic allowance, Supplement for free choice of working time (CLCA) and optional supplement for free choice of working time (COLCA), Supplement for free choice of childcare

C - Benefits for special purposes
Education allowance for a disabled child, Back-to-school allowance, Daily parental attendance allowance, Family housing allowance, Moving allowance


V. Unemployment insurance

Organisational structure, Financing, Applicability, Benefits, Entitlement, Replacement income

Appendices
Summary of family benefits falling under Section L 511-1 of the French Social Security Code
Summary of rates and ceilings of social security and unemployment contributions

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