The solidarity allowance for the elderly, also called Aspa or “minimum old age”, offers the possibility for retirees receiving too small a pension to obtain a minimum of resources. In this way, the main concerned can claim a more comfortable quality of life thanks to this device. However, the latter is subject to different conditions of attribution, but also to age conditions. With the adoption of the pension reform, it is therefore normal to wonder about the future changes that will impact this process. What are the planned developments?

The recent adoption of the pension reform raises questions and controversies before its implementation scheduled for September 1st. Indeed, many upheavals will take place, in particular the raising of the legal retirement age, which will go from 62 to 64, as well as the increase in the duration of insurance. In this context, what will become of the Aspa, also called “minimum old age”? This monthly benefit, granted to the most modest pensioners, is thus paid by a pension fund and remains allocated according to various conditions.

There are many people affected by the Aspa: to receive it, you have no family obligations and can be single, widowed, divorced or separated. Its amount nevertheless differs according to your income, subject to a maximum limit. Since July 1, 2022, it is thus essential not to exceed 961.08 euros gross per month. A minimum age is also set and is currently in question with the implementation of the pension reform.

Asked about this, the office of the Minister of Labour, Olivier Dussopt, gave reassuring news about Aspa. According to him, “the reform does not affect the eligibility rules of Aspa”, as reported by Moneyvox. Olivier Dussopt’s entourage has thus indicated that the reform includes “only favorable measures” on this allowance and that there should be no major change.

Remember that the Aspa is granted from a minimum age, fixed in advance. The rule is, therefore, that this “minimum old age” has possible access from the age of 65. You can also benefit from it from the age of 62 if you are recognized as unfit for work or suffering from a permanent incapacity of at least 50%.

For this second possibility of minimum age, the office of the Minister of Labor also wanted to reassure people with disabilities. Despite the increase in the legal retirement age, which goes from 62 to 64, future retirees, recognized as unfit for work, will still be able to benefit from it from the age of 62.

While the implementing decrees will be gradually published until the September 1 deadline, the government therefore did not wish to prolong the suspense and preferred to reassure the principals concerned by this measure. Significant news at the heart of the major upheavals of the system.