WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CAF AND APL ?

You’ve heard about CAF and APL, but you’re wondering what the difference is between these two things? Don’t worry, we’ll explain what it means! 💪🏻

WHAT IS CAF? 🤔

The Caisse d’Allocations Familiales (CAF) is a French public organization that manages various financial aid programs aimed at supporting families, students, the elderly, and people with disabilities. In essence, CAF provides money to those in need!

And the cool thing about CAF is that you can benefit from it even as an International student or on Erasmus ! 😍

WHAT IS APL? 🤔

The Aide Personnalisée au Logement (APL) is one of the specific financial aids managed by CAF. APL is intended to help low-income individuals pay their rent or housing-related expenses. In other words, it’s housing assistance that helps reduce the cost of your monthly rent! 🤑 Cool, right?

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM APL? 🤔

To qualify for APL, you must meet certain eligibility criteria based on your financial resources and personal situation. ✅

To find out if you’re eligible for APL, you can test your eligibility directly on the CAF website.

OUR ADVICE: APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE 🏃‍♂️

Administrative procedures can take time, so don’t wait to apply for APL once you’ve moved into your accommodation. The sooner you apply, the sooner you can benefit from this valuable assistance.

WHAT YOU NEED TO REMEMBER 🦸🏻🏆

In summary, CAF is the organization that manages several types of financial aid in France, including APL, which is specific housing assistance. If you need help paying your rent, APL can greatly ease your financial burden. Don’t hesitate to apply to CAF as soon as you’re settled in your accommodation.

FAQ - CAF ET APL

Yes! As long as you are legally in the country (VISA, residence permit, or European student) and you pay rent for a French residence, you can receive APL! Just make sure you meet CAF’s eligibility criteria. You can test your eligibility for APL on this site.

If you weren’t aware of APL when you moved into your accommodation in France and haven’t applied for it yet, no worries! APL is retroactive, which means you can also receive assistance for the months you’ve already paid rent without applying. So, don’t delay in applying!

To register with CAF, you’ll need to provide:

  • a birth certificate (an original and a translated and certificied copy if you’re not French)
  • a proof of enrollment in a school or university
  • a visa or residence permit (for international students or non-European Erasmus students)
  • an identity card or passport
  • a rental certificate
  • a French IBAN or RIB
  • a French Social Security Number or a European Health Insurance Card

Need help ? Don’t hesitate, we’re here to assist you for your life in France ! 🤝🏻

Need help ? Don’t hesitate, we’re here to assist you for your life in France ! 🤝🏻

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