The government will propose the creation of a fifth branch of Social Security to deal with expenses related to the loss of autonomy, according to the bills on social debt sent Tuesday evening to social partners.
In these two projects, the government says it wants to "carry out the work leading to the creation of a specific risk relating to the loss of autonomy", by defining in a report "the modalities of creation of this new branch in the next draft Social Security funding law for 2021 ". This report will be submitted to Parliament "no later than September 30, 2020", it said.
Cover life risks related to loss of autonomy and disability
If it were established by law, this fifth branch would complement the four existing branches (sickness, work accidents, retirement, family) of Social Security to cover the life risks linked to loss of autonomy and disability .
In addition, to anticipate an increase in expenses related to advancing age, these bills plan to increase the funding of long-term care by redirecting, from 2024, 2.3 billion euros of CSG from the Caisse amortization of social debt (Cades) to the National Solidarity Fund for Autonomy (CNSA) which manages funds dedicated to dependence and disability.
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"The health crisis has particularly highlighted the limits of our system of care for the elderly. This is why the government is committed to reallocating additional specific revenue to finance the care of long-term care up to 0.15 CSG point, or 2.3 billion euros, "said the explanatory memorandum to the bill. A sum which may however be insufficient. Consultation with the social partners should be organized to find "shorter term financing conditions".