One person in three doesn’t perceive the social benefits to which they are entitled


Aid to parenting are the most poorly known.
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While the problem of fraud in the social assistance quite often makes the headlines, another phenomenon is much less documented, the benefits not received. However, it is a huge phenomenon ! A survey reveals that one in three does not touch the social security benefits to which she is entitled, in particular those dedicated to families or dependency, either by ignorance, administrative complexity or reluctance to ask for help. In the end, about 34% of people eligible to social benefits will receive no help, says this survey from the cabinet Adjuvance to Adessadomicile, federation of home help, made public in the newspaper Le Parisien.

For a person in two, the main reason is the lack of information (49 % of responses), followed by recourse to other solutions in the mask, for child care or help at home, for example, (23 %), the complexity of administrative procedures (16 %), a cost too high (16 %), the reluctance “to open up her private sphere” (16 %), or the distrust of the authorities (10 %).

Aid parenting the most ignored

Aid for families are the most misunderstood, according to the survey : less than one family in four (37 %) are aware of the aid dedicated to him and 50 % of those eligible for aid to parenting don’t affect them.

For the elderly, 44 % of those eligible but not beneficiaries of the allocation personnalisée autonomy (APA) do not have access because they ” are unaware of the existence “,-it specified. About 13% of elderly people surveyed found their own solutions.

Nine in ten French know, however, the aid relating to the disability (allowance for disabled adult, disability compensation, allocation education of children with disabilities). They are “the least difficult to access, because they are intrinsically of a circuit support and the prescription, the fact of the medical dimension of the fragility concerned,” says the survey. But ” the issue of cost remains a major obstacle “.

Survey conducted on the internet in October with a national representative sample of 1 577 persons eligible and/or recipients of assistance, and face-to-face with 24 people (six people with disabilities, and six families have been weakened, six seniors, and six professionals of social assistance, or associations).

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