The disability compensation benefit (PCH) is a financial aid paid by the department. It is intended to reimburse expenses related to your loss of autonomy. Its allocation depends on your degree of autonomy, your age, your resources and your residence.
To be eligible for the PCH, you must be in one of the following situations:
For the first application, you must be under 60 years of age unless you are in one of the following situations:
Access to the PCH is not means-tested.
However, to calculate the amount of the PCH within the limit of the rates of coverage, the resources of the year N-1 are taken into account.
Only income from assets is used to determine the rate of coverage
To be eligible for the PCH, you must reside in France.
If you do not reside in France, you must have:
You can obtain the PCH if you are housed :
The PCH includes 5 forms of assistance.
This assistance allows you to pay for a home help service or to compensate a family caregiver (family member who is not salaried for this assistance)..
This aid is intended for the purchase or rental of equipment to compensate for the disability.
The level of reimbursement differs depending on whether or not the aid is on the list of reimbursable products and services (LPPR) by the Social Security.
This assistance can be used to adapt your home or the home of the person who is accommodating you.
The work must compensate for your activity limitations, either permanently or temporarily.
In this 2nd case, the activity limitations must have a foreseeable duration of at least 1 year.
When the aid is attributed for the home of the person who is hosting you, there must be between you 2 :
Moving expenses may also be covered.
In order to benefit from this program, you must hold a license bearing the restrictive mention of an adapted driving position.
The additional costs related to travel can also be covered when it is :
Specific expenses are permanent and foreseeable expenses linked to the disability and not taken into account by one of the other elements of the PCH. They can be, for example, the maintenance costs of a wheelchair.
Exceptional expenses are one-time expenses related to the disability and not taken into account by one of the other elements of the PCH. They can be, for example, the cost of repairing a medical bed.
This aid is intended for the acquisition and maintenance of an animal that contributes to your autonomy.
In this case, the dog must have been trained by qualified educators.
The reimbursement can go up to 100% of the expenses in case of full coverage (80% in case of partial coverage) within the limit of 3 000 € per 5 years period.