The law of 8 March reforming access to higher education provides for a two-step exit from the student health system to the general health plan. It also creates a “Social Security Disability Benefits Contribution” to fund student life. Promised by Emmanuel Macron when he was a candidate in the presidential election.
Social Security Disability Benefits Contribution
Then announced by Edouard Philippe, Prime Minister, in October 2017. The elimination of the student social security system, deemed “inefficient and expensive” by Emmanuel Macron, is included in the law orientation and student success of March 8, 2018.
Students newly enrolled in higher education can, from the start of the 2018-2019 school year, be affiliated to the protection of their parents and benefit from the same quality of service than the other insured.
The transition of the entire student population to the general Social Security Disability Benefits system will be gradual. If the new entrants will integrate it at the beginning of the next school year, the 2018-2019 school year will be that of the transition for students affiliated with previous years to Social Security by a student mutual insurance company (LMDE, Stereo, etc.). will remain one more year.
It is only as of September 2019 that all students will be supported by the general scheme. However, the abolition of the student social security contribution will apply as of the beginning of the 2018 school year to all the students, whereas 217 euros of contribution were hitherto required at each school year.
An identical amount, whatever the level of education
More contribution, but a new “Social Security Disability Benefits contribution”. Each student, new enrolled or not, will, at the beginning of the 2018 school year, pay the “contribution student life and campus life”, amounting to 90 euros, intended, according to the law, “to favor the reception and the social, health, cultural and sports accompaniment of students and to reinforce the actions of prevention and health education “.
Contrary to what was stipulated in a first version of the bill, the amount will be the same, regardless of their level of education. Only fellows will be exempt.
Students who benefited until this year from an exemption from membership of the student social security scheme (children of SNCF employees. International civil servants, students on apprenticeship or professional training contracts or having a work contract at least one hundred and fifty hours per quarter or six hundred hours a year. Those who have not reached the age of 19 before 1 st September of the next school year).
Therefore did not have to pay dues , will now, unless they are scholarship holders. Pay for the new “contribution student life and campus life . “The government estimates that 100 million redistributed purchasing power to students as a result of the abolition of the student social security system.
But how many will be those who were hitherto exempted from affiliation to a student fund, and who will be obliged, in September, to pay the new payment of 90 euros, thereby losing purchasing power instead to win?
Asked by Le Monde, the Ministry of Higher Education is unable to answer Monday, March 19, and said that “the data is still being processed.”