Financial aid for retirees
If you are retired, your pension funds (the default one and the supplementary pension fund) can offer you different types of financial assistance.
This can be financial aid for the purchase of technical equipment (for example a walker), or to finance the intervention of a home help.
Askaide therefore recommends that you contact your pension funds so that they can tell you the amount and terms of the financial assistance that may be offered to you.Personalized Autonomy Allowance (APA)
The APA is an allowance paid by the departmental council (this concerns France). Its purpose is to help maintain elderly or dependent people at home by contributing to the costs of the services necessary for this maintenance.
This may concern all the services offered in the self-help advertisements published by Askaide. The allowance can also go towards the purchase of hygiene supplies or the carrying out of small jobs (for example: installing a grab bar in your bathroom).
To benefit from the APA, you must reside in France, be over 60 years old and be in loss of autonomy (this loss is assessed by the agents of the departmental council). The level of loss of autonomy is noted according to a precise grid, which you can consult here: AGGIR grid
.Financial aid La GRAPA for seniors in Belgium
The Income Guarantee for the Elderly (GRAPA) is financial assistance for people aged over 65 residing in Belgium.
To obtain it, you must prove a low amount of income (less than €1,368 per month in 2022).
If you would like to know more about this financial assistance for the elderly, please consult the GRAPA website