Procedure How to apply for the allowance for single parents

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Division de l'Aide Sociale Financière

23 avenue Albert II
BP 609
MC 98013 MONACO

Department of Social Welfare and Social Services :
(+377) 98 98 41 00

Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

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Division de l'Aide Sociale Financière

23 avenue Albert II
BP 609
MC 98013 MONACO

Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

Phone : (+377) 98 98 41 00

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Principle and conditions

The single parent allowance is a benefit paid to anyone who is not married or living in a conjugal relationship and who is solely responsible for the actual and permanent care of one or more children of Monegasque nationality.

The youngest of their children must be below 18 years of age or below 21 years of age if the child has not completed his/her education, is in higher education or holds an apprenticeship contract.

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Supporting documents regarding the civil status of the members of the household

Children

  • For children of Monegasque nationality a certificate of nationality  to be obtained from the Monaco Mairie (Monaco Town Hall)
  • For children of foreign nationality:a certificate of civil status for each child
  • For adopted children: the court order implementing the adoption judgment
  • For school children: a school attendance certificate, to be obtained from the child’s school
  • For students between 18 and 21 years of age: proof of registration at a university or school of higher education

Parents

  • Proof of ID
  • For children of Monegasque nationality: a certificate of nationality  to be obtained from the Monaco Mairie (Monaco Town Hall)
  • Parents of foreign nationality: the family record booklet
  • For parents who are divorced or separated: the non-conciliation order and the ruling of divorce or separation

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Supporting documents regarding the income of the household

Civil servants and State officials

Employees

  • Documentation of all net salaries, allowances and bonuses received over the previous 12 months, to be obtained from your employer
  • Your last pay slip
  • Proof of ASSEDIC (associations for employment in industry and trade) and expenses payments for the previous 12 months

Licensed professionals and traders

  • Tax returns or certified declarations of income received for the previous calendar year (financial year) or over the previous 12 months

Under no circumstances will a sworn statement be accepted as proof of income.

Social welfare benefits

  • An attestation from the Family Allowance Office of the Social Services Compensation Fund (CCSS) or the Family Allowance Fund (CAF) specifying the total amount of benefits (family allowance, special allowance for the beginning of school year, education allowance, end of year allowance, etc.) received over the previous 12 months
  • The last proof of payment of family allowance benefits
  • The last proof of payment of family benefits paid by the CAF

Other sources of income

  • A bank statement showing securities income and capital investments for the previous calendar year

You must also declare all other sources of income in the household, such as:

  • Property income
  • Pension, retirement or disability funds
  • Housing benefits
  • Child support
  • Income from all members of the household
  • For recipients of an educational grant:documentation showing the total grant awarded for the academic year by the Department of Education 

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Supporting documents regarding rent and household expenses

  • A copy of the tenancy agreement
  • A copy of the last justification of rent paid
  • A copy of the housing tax notification
  • A copy of the housing tax notification
  • A copy of the property tax notification
  • The statement of annual expenses for property owners
  • A copy of the mortgage repayment schedule, if applicable

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Collating the documents

Your application should include:

  • Supporting documents regarding the civil status of the members of the household (see above)
  • Supporting documents regarding the income of the household (see above)
  • Supporting documents regarding rent and household expenses (see above)
  • Income tax notification if applicable
  • Bank account details

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Submitting the application

The application and the duly completed form should be submitted to the Department of Social Welfare and Social Services.

Payment of the allowance
Once your application has been processed this lump-sum payment is granted on a means-tested basis, according to two thresholds, which correspond to 47.5% or 70% of the base salary of the Independent Pensions Fund.

Payment is made on a monthly basis.

Last update: 28/03/2019

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