Birth grant 2021: conditions, amount … Everything you need to know

The arrival of a happy event also generates additional costs for new parents. To give a boost, the State, through the CAF, offers a birth bonus, the amount of which varies each year.

An aid that is part of the Paje (Childcare service), just like the Shared Child Education Benefit (PreParE) and the free choice of childcare service.

Its amount

Until March 31, 2022, the amount of the birth premium has been set at 948.27 euros per child. Thus, the sum will amount to 1,896.54 euros for twins and 2,844.41 euros for triplets.


It concerns all people who reside in France, regardless of their nationality. To obtain it, the pregnancy must be declared within the first 14 weeks to the CAF and its Primary Health Insurance Fund (Cpam). A process usually carried out by the general practitioner. However, it is means tested.

Income for year N-2 is taken into account and must not exceed a certain threshold. Family situation and income are criteria used for the ceilings.

When ?

The birth premium is paid in one go during the 7the month of pregnancy to “face the first expenses related to the arrival of your child”, communicated the CAF on its site.

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