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Is there cash assistance available? Who is eligible? How does someone apply?
If you receive temporary protection, you are entitled to financial assistance (ADA), the amount of which depends on the number of people in your family. You will receive ADA assistance at the beginning of each month. The ADA card is a payment card that allows you to receive financial assistance on a monthly basis. It can only be used for payments in France.
However, you will not be able to:
Daily allowance consists of two components: a lump sum of 6.80€ per day for a single person, paid to every beneficiary, and an additional amount of 7.40€ called “pécule”. “Pécule” is reserved for asylum seekers who did not receive an accomodation due to the lack of places.
That is to say:
As soon as you get a job in France, you will no longer be eligible for ADA assistance.
Housing subsidies can be received during the entire period of residence. Usually, the money is transferred directly to the homeowner, and the tenant pays the difference himself.
The amount of assistance depends on several factors:
• the cost of rent
• area and type of housing
• the number and age of people living there
• marital status
• wages of the tenant
The CAF`s service will answer whether a person can count on financial assistance and in what amount. If so, you need to make an online request for assistance and create an account on the fund's website .
How do I set up a bank account?
If you have a temporary protection, you can visit any branch and ask to open an account.
You will typically be asked to show proof of:
A helpful guide to open a bank account.
Also, mobile-only accounts such as those available through N26 , bunq and Revolut are available to non-residents too. Revolut has a simplified program for Ukrainians. To open up a mobile-only bank account, you usually need to provide a physical address, email address, and mobile number.
How do I withdraw cash or exchange my currencies?
You can withdraw cash at any bank and in ATMs in the city. Popular banks: BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole Group and Societe Generale. Withdrawal limits are determined by your bank.
To deposit cash on your French bank account you can go to your nearest office branch. In general, you can't deposit more than 990 euros per month. It is very difficult to exchange hryvnias to euros in France, as most of the banks will not accept them. You should do it before your arrival in France.
How do I pay taxes in a country?
If you work for a French company and stay in France you will have to pay taxes in France. If you reside in France, but work for an employer outside of France you can continue paying taxes in your country of tax residence for first 183 days. After that you will become a French tax resident and will have to pay taxes in France.
If I already work remotely, how should I pay my taxes?