Pensions, RSA, taxes, back-to-school bonus, meal tickets, fuel… what changes in September

From September 1, 2022, many changes will take place in the daily life of the French, which we will detail for you.

Who says new moon says novelties. In September, many changes will affect your daily life. Back-to-school bonus, TV license fee, pensions… We stock all the new features for the start of the school year.

Back to School

The back-to-school allowance (ARS) allocated annually to help families meet back-to-school costs was increased by 4% in August. The revised amount will be paid to you in September.

Another step to support the purchasing power of the French: the extraordinary back-to-school bonus. It was passed on August 4 by the deputies. This bonus, in the amount of 100 euros, will be paid on September 15 to beneficiaries of the social minimum, such as RSA, housing allowances and scholarship students. This will be increased by an additional 50 euros per dependent child.

College and high school scholarship application campaigns open on September 1 for students who have not yet received a scholarship. Student grants have been increased by 4% for the start of the 2022 academic year.

Fuel Discounts

While they were lower in early August, the prices of various fuels rose slightly during the week, according to the specialized site While the price of the pump remains fluctuating, the government will strengthen its assistance to motorists.

Also read: Fuel prices: from when can you benefit from the 30 cents discount at the pump?

His delivery of the bomb will go through from 18 to 30 cents per liter from September 1. This is what the Parliament voted at the beginning of the month, as part of the purchasing power law package of measures. This discount will remain in place until October 30 before being reduced to 10 cents in the final two months of 2022.

Social support

The law of emergency measures in favor of purchasing power and the amendment of the financial law, voted in August 2022, put various measures for the start of the school year: among them, the revaluation of the social minimum .

Therefore, it is planned that the retirement pensions, student grants, RSA, disabled adult allowance, activity bonus and family allowances will be increased by 4%. A development that will be retroactive will also concern July and August. The personalized housing assistance (APL) will also be increased by 3.5% to cover the rent increase.

Restaurant tickets, dinner chits, meal tickets

From September 1, the ceiling for the use of restaurant tickets will fall from 19 to 25 euros. In addition, restaurant vouchers can be used to pay for all food purchases, directly available or not, until December 31, 2023. This measure concerns 4.5 million employee beneficiaries.

TV license

Starting September 1, the TV license fee or public broadcasting contribution will no longer be collected. Its cost is 138 euros in metropolitan France and 88 euros in foreign territories.

For monthly households, the amounts advanced for the 2022 payment will be returned in September, for those who no longer pay the house tax, directly to the bank account.

For those who still pay part of the council tax, it will be refunded to your bank account in October, or deducted from your bill under your council tax.


Home loan

Enacted on June 1, 2022 for new borrowers, the Lemoine law, from September 1, applies to all current borrowers, as indicated. Moneyvox. As a reminder, this law allows borrowers to terminate their borrower insurance contract at any time to turn to another insurer with similar conditions. Until then, this termination can only be done on the anniversary date.

Also read: End of the health question for mortgages: false good news for borrowers?

In addition, since the entry into force of the law, borrowers are no longer required to complete a medical question for a loan of less than 200,000 euros, or 400,000 as a couple.

Income tax

Your withholding tax rate may change in September if your declared income changes. “The rate applicable in the month of September of the year N is the rate from your declaration made in the spring”, specifies the government site dedicated to taxes.


Several assistance measures have been put in place in the field of housing within the framework of the law on purchasing power: the “rent protection” prevents the increase of rents by 3.5%, housing assistance is increased by 3.5%. The mandatory energy audit for the sale of houses or buildings classified as F or G, which starts on September 1, 2022, has been postponed to April 1, 2023, determines the public service site.


This is one of the effects of the bioethics law on August 2, 2022. As shown in the public service, from September 1 the anonymity of gamete donors will be removed for most children born from PMA, medically assisted reproduction.

Those who wish to donate sperm or oocytes must agree to provide the following information: their last name, first name, date of birth, age and family status at the time of donation, family situation, physical characteristics and motivations for donating. Children born to these donations can be disclosed as adults if they so request.

Those who donated before September 1, 2022 can provide this information retroactively if they wish, but they will not be under any obligation.

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