It is a shot of fiscal plan that goes wrong among seniors. To recover about 300 million euros in savings, the government has decided to end, in the Finance Bill 2020, the exemption of employer charges for people over 70 who employ an employee to home, for household or gardening for example. It is not a question of age but a question of justice, pleads the Ministry of Labor. Exemption from the employer's contribution, it must be reserved for dependent persons or people with disabilities.
For the first concerned, it's a hard blow. "It would not be fair," reacts Jocelyne, a 74-year-old Parisian retiree. "On the pretext that we are not dependent, but still ... At 75 or 80, we can be tired, we may need these helpers, so it makes me a little bitch."
"Homework should not weigh too heavily on people of a certain age"
Pierre Erbs, president of the National Confederation of Retirees, finds it difficult to grasp the philosophy of such a change. "This is a measure that is contrary to the general policy of home care for the elderly, a policy that has been constantly reaffirmed and needs to be encouraged by There are a number of things that should not be done - the use of people at home is too heavy for people of a certain age, "he says. "Targeting some introduces a hiatus between categories of people, so it's difficult to understand that, especially as the economy is still relatively limited"
That said, others are not hostile to a change, with all the same conditions. "If the person has a small pension, the exemption, at that moment, it must be left, otherwise the person will end up in the panade.It will not be able to pay its expenses next," pleads Catherine, family support. "On that side, it's not at all right, they really need to re-study everything."