The exceptional aid of 150 € finally extended to young beneficiaries of APL and scholarship holders – RT in French
It’s a back-pedaling: Jean Castex announced that the beneficiaries of APL and scholarship students will finally be able to receive the aid of 150 euros.
After a confusion between the announcements of Prime Minister Jean Castex and Emmanuel Macron on the subject of the beneficiaries of the aid of 150 euros, the Prime Minister finally announced during an interview with the Sunday newspaper that the aid system will be extended to 400,000 young people who receive personalized housing assistance (APL) and scholarship students. “Regarding young people, I am announcing today that we are extending this aid to them: 150 euros will also be paid to the 400,000 young people who receive APL and to scholarship students,” the Prime Minister said.
The generation # COVID19 Will not be sacrificed.
We will be at his side, with emergency measures, but also over time.
→ The 400,000 young people who receive APLs and scholarship students will receive a bonus of € 150. pic.twitter.com/X5iWgCHf0l
– Jean Castex (@JeanCASTEX) October 18, 2020
A back-pedaling explained by “the choice of the President of the Republic” to “promote integration through work”. The Prime Minister assured that the government was “fully aware” that when an economic crisis occurs, it affected “first and foremost precarious people and young people”.
Jean Castex specified during the interview that he will present next week “Act II of the poverty strategy” of the government. This plan was to be unveiled on October 17 during a trip to Essonne, which he gave up following the beheading of the teacher of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine.
A misunderstanding for the executive couple?
The day after the President of the Republic’s speech on October 14, the Prime Minister’s entourage told AFP that only recipients of the RSA and the Specific Solidarity Allowance (ASS, for the unemployed at the end of their rights) would receive this aid of 150 euros, to which will be added 100 euros per child. The beneficiaries of the APL, them, had to be satisfied only the premium of 100 euros per child.
In his televised interview of October 14, Emmanuel Macron had yet announced “exceptional aid of 150 euros plus 100 euros per child” for beneficiaries of the active solidarity income (RSA) and APL, “which suddenly affects all young people very largely, the 18-25 years ”, added the President of the Republic.