Deconjugation of the AAH, historic vote at the French National Assembly


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The principle of deconjugation of the financial help for persons with handicaps
was voted in the National Assembly
this Thursday 21 July 2022

The deconjugation of the financial help for persons with handicaps (AAH) came back to the forefront of the political scene in early July 2022.

Indeed, on July 6, the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, had affirmed her willingness to reform the criteria for awarding the AAH in order to allow its deconjugation. That is, to ensure that the AAH is calculated according to the beneficiary’s income, without taking into account the resources of his or her spouse.

While some remained skeptical, given the many setbacks suffered over the years, it is now official: The principle of deconjugation of the AAH was unanimously voted by the National Assembly this Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 12:30 am.

For the main people concerned, it will still be necessary to be patient to benefit from this reform, it would only come into force on October 1st 2023.

The vote was welcomed by all associations.

The government estimates that the deconjugation measure would cause the 44,000 persons to suffer an average loss of 270 euros and the 196,000 persons to enjoy an average gain of 300 euros. This is why the government is proposing to the persons concerned to opt for the most advantageous regime during 10 years by choosing or not to take into account the spouse’s income.

The cost for the State of the deconjugation would be around 560 million euros per year.


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