Family benefits are the social benefits intended to provide families with support to partially compensate the expenses incurred for subsistence and the education of children.
Two main types of family benefits can be distinguished, according to their objective:
- births and infants: the various constituents of the early childhood benefit (PAJE);
- maintenance for children: for example family allowances (AF), family supplements (CF), return-to-school grants (ARS).
Certain benefits are universal (family benefits), that is unconditional of income, the others are subjected to a condition of income (CF, basic allocation of the PAJE), finally a last part is modulated according to the resources of families (complements nurse of the PAJE).