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The basis of the calculation of the APL will be changed

The secretary of State for territorial cohesion explains the "Journal du Dimanche" that the personal housing aid will now be calculated on the actual income and not the one two years ago.

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The basis of the calculation of the APL will be changed
The personal housing aid (APL) will be calculated on basis of income of beneficiaries, and not on income of two years ago, announced in Journal of Sunday, secretary of State for territorial cohesion, Julien Denormandie.

The measure will come into force from 1 January 2019 "will save more than a billion euros," he added in JDD, promising that, " price of rents will decline at same time that amount of APL ". The government has already announced in early July reduction of five euros per month of amount of APL.

" The amount of APL that you will receive will reference your income of two years ago. So if I'm working, while I was unemployed two years ago, I paid an amount of APL that is not in a relationship with what I need today ", said secretary of State.

" The rents too high "

The government must announce on Wednesday its strategy for housing. Information of press have recently reported a decrease in APL of which benefit park's tenants HLM, in amount of up to 60 euros monthly, by forcing social landlords to reduce ir rents. "Our commitment is very clear : no claimant will not lose one euro," assured Julien Denormandie.

He said that fall of five euros per month of amount of APL, announced at beginning of July, " was explained by fact that budget for 2017, which provided for this measure and that we have inherited, was not looped." "But since first day, we explain that we are going to do a wholesale reform of LPA to deal with problem at root. However, problem, this is not APL, what are rents too high, which have been growing for forty years, " said secretary of State. 6.5 million households receive APL in France.

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