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

Daily life.  Back to school bonus, restaurant tickets, fuel discounts... What changes from September 1

School starts again soon. As the students return to school, there will be several changes, like every beginning of the month, in the daily life of the French. To help them cope with inflation (6.1% per annum 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 impulses launched by decree or within the framework of the purchasing power law and the reform of the finance law for 2022, enacted in mid-August.

fuel discounts

The discount on fuel, which amounts to 18 euro cents per liter since it was introduced by the Government on April 1, will increase to 30 euro cents in September and in October then reduced to 10 cents in November and December, indicates the official website of Public Life, according to a decree published in the Official Gazette 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 the rest of the year.

television license

After its abolition, the contribution to public broadcasting, better known as the television canon, ceases to be charged as of this start of the school year. Its amount was 138 euros in metropolitan France and 88 euros in overseas territories. For monthly households, the amounts advanced for the 2022 installment will be returned in September (for taxpayers who no longer pay the housing tax), in October or deducted (for the 20% of households that still pay part of the housing tax), according to the Public Service.

restaurant coupon

Of 1Ahem September, the ceiling for the use of 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 purchases 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 holidays is no longer possible from July 1, 2022, unless employees must work regularly on these days. Lastly, the maximum amount of the business fee for tax-free meal vouchers will go from 5.69 to 5.92 euros as of September 1, and the maximum value of the meal voucher that gives the right to social exemption will go from €11.38 to €11.84.

Retirement pensions

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


As announced in July, Amazon Prime will increase its prices starting September 15 in France, Germany, England, Spain and Italy, announced the group 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 to 8.99 pounds (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 minimum

The social benefits paid by the Family Allowances Fund (or the Mutualité sociale agricole) will also have to be increased by 4% retroactively from July 1, like the RSA (598.54 euros compared to the previous 575.52 euros) , the RSO (563.75 euros compared to the previous 542.02 euros), the AAH -subsidy for disabled adults- (956.65 euros compared to the previous 919.86 euros), but also all family benefits (subsidies, premium for birth or adoption, Paje…) as well as the activity bonus, which had already increased by 1.8% in April, like the RSA and the AAH. The first payments were made from August 18, specifies the Caf on its site, or will be made during the monthly payment, September 5.

housing assistance

Also in charge of the Family Allowances Fund, Personalized housing assistance (APL) is increased by 3.5% with retroactive effect from July 1 to compensate for the rise in rents. The amount of the revaluation of the months of July and August will be paid to your landlord with the September installments paid September 26, emphasizes the Café on its site. Since July 1, a shield has been put in place to limit the increase in rents to a maximum of 3.5% for one year for metropolitan France, with the exception of Corsica, which benefits from a specific regime (2% ). Abroad, the maximum limit of rents is 2.5% maximum.

scholarships for students

The revaluation of 4% of scholarships for social criteria at the beginning of the academic year has been registered, recalls the Civil Service, which adds that advance payment of monthly installment September It will take place at the end of August for students whose student social record, including administrative registration, has been finalized before August 25. The annual fees distributed to students over 10 months can now range from 1,084 euros for level 0 bis to 5,965 euros for level 7 (from €1,301 to €7,158 per beneficiary students of the continuation of the scholarship during long vacations). It was also decided to keep food at 1 euro for students in a precarious situation throughout the 2022-2023 academic year.

loan insurance

After a first section enabled from June 1 for new borrowers, the Lemoine law continues its course and will now apply to all current mortgages. of 1Ahem September, Advance in 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 the right to be forgotten for people who have had cancer to five years and eliminates the medical questionnaire for mortgages of less than 200,000 euros. Debtor insurance guarantees your bank the return of the monthly installments of the loan in the event of temporary incapacity for work, permanent disability, total loss of autonomy or death.

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