What are the changes on August 1 in France, Belgium and Luxembourg

Health, taxes, wages… this second month of summer holidays is accompanied by many changes in the three countries.

In Luxembourg, like France and Belgium, every 1er of the month is always accompanied byentering force in a series of steps, directly affecting the daily life of the population. Once again, the changes made in August are legion. Here are the top ones.

In Luxembourg, the rent subsidy has been increased

The government, through the Minister of Housing Henri Kox, announced it, it has been done. In order to cope with the increase in the price of rent but also in the price of energy, the rent subsidy has been revalued from Monday 1er August. Henri Kox recalled that this help for tenants in distress was ” calculated according to household income and composition “, making sure that new values increase by an average of 50% compared to the current situation “.

Close to 42,000 people should be entitled to this rent subsidy. To claim it, you must be a tenant in your accommodation and have a rent that represents at least 25% of the household budget.

In France, the focus is on wages

In response to runaway inflation, the minimum wage will automatically increase from August, this time at 2.01% (ie +26 euros). This is the third increase of the year for the minimum wage in France, which currently stands at €1,329.66.

This is a government promise under the Purchasing Power Act: the index point of civil servants also saw himself upgraded to 1er August (at 3.5%). It is planned to have a retroactive effect for the month of July. In concrete terms, this corresponds to an increase of 45 euros net for the lowest indices.

Among other measures implemented: the 4% increase in social benefits (family allowances, social minima, RSA, student grants, disabled adult allowance) and retirement pensions, as long as the purchasing power law is passed. Like the index point for civil servants, it is planned to have a retroactive effect for the month of July.

In terms of storage, the 1er August will be accompanied bya change to 2% of the rates for Livret A and the sustainable and solidarity development booklet (LDDS). As for the LEP rate (popular savings account), it increased to 4.6% (against 2.2% so far).

Health priority in Belgium

The Belgians are probably less willing than the Luxembourgers and the French to reach 1er August. And for good reason: unlike their neighbors, this day is accompanied by various improvements that they would happily do without.

Start remote medical consultation that has experienced some changes for their fees. The Belgian government has actually decided to pay more for the fees of doctors and health specialists. Consequences: after payment, Patients still have to pay four euros for a video consultation and two euros for a phone consultation (or only one euro in both cases for people who benefit from the additional intervention of Inami, the National Institute for Sickness and Invalidity Insurance).

In terms of health, Price increases also apply to some speech therapists (speech therapists). Those who do not agree to participate in the new “R/22” agreement, which sets the official rates (29.28 euros per half hour, with a patient portion of 5.50 euros), have the possibility to apply supplements to the prices of their services. . In fact, it represents almost three out of five speech therapists in Belgium.

Finally, Indexation is planned for Belgian pensions and social allowances. The pivot index has been exceeded, this increase of 2% from 1er August.

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