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Old 14th June 2019, 09:04 AM
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I'm going round in ever-decreasing circles at the moment, pretty much in no-man's-land.

For the first 8 months here I was 'house husband', looking after Junior, the house,shopping,etc whilst Mme was at work.

As I'm now alone my income is 0€.

Mme spoke to Caf after she had departed, and they created an individual account for me, but I'm not sure they realise that I'm English & haven't worked here this time round.
Maybe they do, as I've had no word from them in the 3 weeks since submitting my claim for RSA.

I don't think I qualify, and I don't really want to claim anyway (in the days before Junior I never asked for anything back-home), but don't have a choice as I want my son to remain in his current school.

I tried to register as Micro-Entrepreneur at the beginning of May, but received a second email from URSSAF stating that they were now not accredited to take my application, so I would have to re-apply elsewhere.

As it was general turmoil around me I held off with my second application, but I'm now wondering if I've been putting the cart before the horse.

Would registering as ME avail me of any rights to RSA for the short time I need to get the business up & running?

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* I say 'alone' in terms of income, but Junior lives with me.


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I'm going round in ever-decreasing circles at the moment, pretty much in no-man's-land.

For the first 8 months here I was 'house husband', looking after Junior, the house,shopping,etc whilst Mme was at work.

As I'm now alone my income is 0€.

Mme spoke to Caf after she had departed, and they created an individual account for me, but I'm not sure they realise that I'm English & haven't worked here this time round.
Maybe they do, as I've had no word from them in the 3 weeks since submitting my claim for RSA.

I don't think I qualify, and I don't really want to claim anyway (in the days before Junior I never asked for anything back-home), but don't have a choice as I want my son to remain in his current school.

I tried to register as Micro-Entrepreneur at the beginning of May, but received a second email from URSSAF stating that they were now not accredited to take my application, so I would have to re-apply elsewhere.

As it was general turmoil around me I held off with my second application, but I'm now wondering if I've been putting the cart before the horse.

Would registering as ME avail me of any rights to RSA for the short time I need to get the business up & running?

TIA.

* I say 'alone' in terms of income, but Junior lives with me.
From memory, and bearing in mind that I'm not up to date with this stuff any more annd no longer in the system: micro entrepreneurs used to be eligible for prime d'activité if their income fell within a certain band. Prime d'activité is intended to bring low earnings up to a certain level, so above a certain level of earnings you didn't get anything and below a certain llevel you didn't qualify, I guess because you weren't considered to be in full time work so you would be expected to apply for chomage.

That would be my guess but hopefully someone else knows for sure or has the time and motivation to check it out. Sorry can't be of more use.

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I'm going round in ever-decreasing circles at the moment, pretty much in no-man's-land.

For the first 8 months here I was 'house husband', looking after Junior, the house,shopping,etc whilst Mme was at work.

As I'm now alone my income is 0€.

Mme spoke to Caf after she had departed, and they created an individual account for me, but I'm not sure they realise that I'm English & haven't worked here this time round.
Maybe they do, as I've had no word from them in the 3 weeks since submitting my claim for RSA.

I don't think I qualify, and I don't really want to claim anyway (in the days before Junior I never asked for anything back-home), but don't have a choice as I want my son to remain in his current school.

I tried to register as Micro-Entrepreneur at the beginning of May, but received a second email from URSSAF stating that they were now not accredited to take my application, so I would have to re-apply elsewhere.

As it was general turmoil around me I held off with my second application, but I'm now wondering if I've been putting the cart before the horse.

Would registering as ME avail me of any rights to RSA for the short time I need to get the business up & running?

TIA.

* I say 'alone' in terms of income, but Junior lives with me.
As is the case with most things relating to allocations and allocations familiale from the CAF these things usually take a month or so before you receive notification of being awarded or not. Just hang on in there.

As you are the sole carer of your son (and he has a french mother) if you have no income I think that you will be entitled to RSA as a lone parent.
If you go onto the Caf site you can do a simulation of your entitlements.

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Clicky, I don't understand why you don't understand what action your partner took with CAF. Have you checked with her? IMHO you would definitely be entitled to something, but I suspect that you personally would have to apply for the RSA. Can you not go in and ask them what your situation actually is?

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Clicky, I don't understand why you don't understand what action your partner took with CAF. Have you checked with her? IMHO you would definitely be entitled to something, but I suspect that you personally would have to apply for the RSA. Can you not go in and ask them what your situation actually is?
Hello EH,

I do understand - she phoned them on my behalf, and they said that there was no need to apply as an account would automatically be made (I think I was previously included as a family member).

Just to be 'safe' Mme did my claim for me, but I had expected to see some sort of paperwork within 3 weeks.

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As is the case with most things relating to allocations and allocations familiale from the CAF these things usually take a month or so before you receive notification of being awarded or not. Just hang on in there.

As you are the sole carer of your son (and he has a french mother) if you have no income I think that you will be entitled to RSA as a lone parent.
If you go onto the Caf site you can do a simulation of your entitlements.

Simulation RSA | caf.fr
Thanks Tl.

I tend to forget that 3 weeks in France isn't a long time.
It is for me at the moment as I live on my credit card...

My son is French as well, if that helps any.

Mme did a simulation & it looked ok, but again I'm not sure if being British & not working excludes me, although I have now registered with Pole Emploi which I believe is a requirement.

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Yes I''m sure there will be something but AFAIK it wouldn't be linked to an ME business activity. I think pursuing that route might be a red herring.
Have you got an espace client on the CAF website, does that give any clues?

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Your circumstances are somewhat unusual, at least in terms of being a foreigner, but there is other information here that may assist you https://www.toutsurmesfinances.com/a...r-de-versement I am of the view that you need to go and speak to them, but the link seems to indicate that you have to go with an assistante sociale, which in turn made me think that you definitely do need an assistante sociale anyway.

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I'm sure you are aware of this, but your former partner has to contribute to your son's support (though not yours). At least you have a roof over your head. You definitely now need to make every effort to find paid work, as opposed to setting up an AE/ME. Any money you manage to bring in is better than no money at all. You are perhaps not living in the best area for that and you might also have to arrange some kind of before/after school care for your son.

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This page will be helpful https://www.toutsurmesfinances.com/a...et_formulaires

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RSA : combien de temps met la Caf ou la MSA pour traiter un dossier de demande ?
Une fois le dossier de demande de RSA complet, le délai de traitement par la Caf est de moins de 10 jours.
Du côté de la MSA, 99% des demandes sont traitées au plus tard dans un délai de 4 mois.
Comment savoir si la demande de RSA est acceptée
Demande de RSA acceptée auprès de la Caf
A l’issue du traitement de la demande, le droit au RSA est notifié par la Caf par courrier postal. Comme tous les courriers adressés par la Caf, la notification de droit est également disponible dans l’espace « Mon Compte » de l’allocataire.
Le versement du RSA apparaît aussi dans la rubrique « Mes paiements et mes droits »
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I now realise that requests for the RSA can now be made online, so I suppose that's what your ex did, in which case you should be able to go online and check.

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