15 June 2018

3 key points to know about APA at home

> What is APA?

APA at home helps you pay the expenses that allow your elderly loved one to live at home for as long as possible, despite their loss of independence.

Allocation of the personalised independence allowance (APA) is not means tested, rather the assistance amount is calculated on the basis of the beneficiary’s monthly income and their iso-resource group (GIR).

These expenses are included in an assistance plan. Its amount is equal to that of the assistance plan (set by the medical-social team) minus a contribution from the beneficiary of the allowance.


This assistance plan can include home care services, telecare equipment, meals on wheels, etc.


> Who is eligible for APA at home?

APA beneficiaries must meet the following criteria:
– be 60 years of age or older,
– live in France,
– have lost independence to a degree assessed as GIR 1, 2, 3 or 4 by a team of professionals from your County Council.


> How can I apply for APA at home?

The APA at home application package is provided by your county.
There is no single national package for APA assistance.

Request a free application package for APA assistance from your county by email here

Once the package has been received, simply complete it and send it to the Chair of your County Council with the supporting documents.

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