Everyday life. Back-to-school bonus, restaurant tickets, fuel discounts… What changes from September 1st

School starts again soon. As the students go back to school, several changes will occur, like every beginning of the month, in the daily life of the French. To help them cope with inflation (6.1% over one year in July, a level not reached since 1985), many measures in favor of purchasing power are maintained or expected this month. We take stock of these boosts put in place by decree or within the framework of the purchasing power law and the amending finance law for 2022, promulgated in mid-August.

Fuel Discounts

The fuel discount, amounting to 18 euro cents per liter since it was introduced by the government on April 1, will be increased to 30 euro cents in September and in October then reduced to 10 cents in November and December, indicates the official Public Life site, in accordance with a decree published in the Official Journal on August 23. In addition, the TotalEnergies group also grants a discount of 20 euro cents per liter of fuel at the pump in September, October and November at all its service stations, then 10 euro cents per liter for the rest of the year. .

TV license

Following its abolition, the contribution to public broadcasting, more commonly known as TV license fee, is no longer collected from this start of the school year. Its amount was 138 euros in metropolitan France and 88 euros in overseas territories. For monthly households, the sums advanced for the 2022 fee will be reimbursed in September (for taxpayers who no longer pay housing tax), in October or deducted (for the 20% of households who still pay part of the housing tax), according to the Public Service.

Restaurant coupon

From 1er september, the ceiling for using restaurant tickets will drop from 19 euros to 25 euros. In addition to this increase in the ceiling, restaurant vouchers can be used to pay for all food shopping until December 31, 2023, directly consumable (sandwiches, salads, fruits and vegetables). or not, until December 31, 2023. On the other hand, the use of restaurant tickets on Sundays and public holidays is no longer possible since July 1, 2022, unless employees are usually required to work on these days. Finally, the maximum amount of the employer’s share of meal vouchers exempt from charges will increase from 5.69 to 5.92 euros from September 1, and the maximum value of the meal voucher giving entitlement to social exemption will increase from 11, 38 euros to 11.84 euros.

Retirement pensions

After an initial indexation to inflation of 1.1% in January, basic retirement and disability pensions, the survivor’s pension, the solidarity allowance for the elderly (Aspa) and the additional allowance for (ASI) will experience a further increase of 4%, i.e. an increase of 5.1% over the whole of 2022. It applies to the pensions of retirees from the private sector, the civil service, special and self-employed, and corresponds to an increase of around 50 euros for an average pension of 1,400 euros. This revaluation with retroactive effect from 1er July will apply from the August pension payment, paid on September 9. The amount corresponding to the revaluation of the retirement pension for the month of July will also be paid on September 9says the Public Service.


As announced in July, Amazon Prime is increasing its prices starting September 15 in France, Germany, England, Spain and Italy, the group announced in France. In detail, prices will increase in France from 5.99 to 6.99 euros per month and from 49 to 69.90 euros per year. In the United Kingdom, from 7.99 pounds to 8.99 (about 10.6 euros) and from 79 to 95 pounds (about 112 euros). In Germany, from 7.99 to 8.99 euros and from 69 to 89.9 euros. In Spain and Italy, from 3.99 to 4.99 euros per month and from 36 to 49.90 euros per year.

Family allowances and msocial inima

Social benefits paid by the Family Allowance Fund (or the Mutualité sociale agricole) must also be increased by 4% with retroactive effect from July 1, such as the RSA (598.54 euros against 575.52 euros previously), the RSO (563.75 euros against 542.02 euros previously), the AAH – allowance for disabled adults – (956.65 euros against 919.86 euros previously), but also all family benefits (allowances, premium for birth or adoption, Paje…) as well as the activity bonus, which had already increased by 1.8% in April, as did the RSA and the AAH. The first payments took place from August 18, specifies the Caf on its site, or will take place during the monthly payment, September 5.

Housing assistance

Also paid by the Family Allowance Fund, personalized housing assistance (APL) is increased by 3.5% with retroactive effect from July 1 to compensate for the increase in rents. The amount of the revaluation for the months of July and August will be paid to your lessor with the fees for September paid September 26, underlines the Caf on its site. Since July 1, a shield to cap the increase in rents at a maximum of 3.5% has been put in place for one year for metropolitan France, with the exception of Corsica, which benefits from a specific system (2% ). In Overseas France, the ceiling on rents is a maximum of 2.5%.

Student scholarships

The revaluation of 4% of student grants on social criteria at the start of the academic year has been recorded, recalls the Public Service, which adds that the advance payment of the monthly installment of september will take place at the end of August for students whose student social file, including administrative registration, was finalized before August 25th. The annual rates over 10 months distributed to students can now range from 1,084 euros for level 0 bis to 5,965 euros for level 7 (from 1,301 euros to 7,158 euros for students benefiting from the continuation of the scholarship during the long holidays). It was also decided to maintain the meal at 1 euro for precarious students throughout the 2022-2023 academic year.

loan insurance

After a first part set up since June 1 for new borrowers, the Lemoine law is following its course and will now apply to all current mortgages. from 1er september, Advance Public Life. From this date, each borrower will be able to change their loan insurance at any time, subject to certain conditions. It also reduces to five years the right to be forgotten for people who have had cancer and removes the medical questionnaire for mortgages below 200,000 euros. Borrower insurance guarantees your bank that the monthly loan payments will be reimbursed in the event of temporary incapacity for work, permanent disability, total loss of autonomy or death.

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