Allowances

 

1.      FAMILY- RELATED ALLOWANCES

 

The table of emoluments you received with your offer letter has been prepared to take account of your family situation as we know it. If you are married and/or have children, certain allowances will be confirmed when you take up duty on presentation of documentation (birth certificates, marriage certificate, amount of spouse’s earnings, etc.). If your spouse also receives family or child allowances, these will be deducted from the allowances indicated in your table of emoluments.

The amounts of all allowances are all similar and are adjusted annually (€327.58 at 01.01.2017).

N.B.: If your spouse is also employed by the OECD or another coordinated Organisation, amounts and/or eligibility criteria may be different for some allowances.

 

          a.           Basic family allowance

Eligibility criteria: You are entitled to this allowance for your spouse as long as she/he joins you at your duty station in order to create a new family unit and she/he has a monthly income lower than 50% of C1/1 grade + the amount of the basic family allowance. The amount of the BFA as well as the conditions for granting this allowance may vary depending on your spouse’s situation and whether you receive the expatriation allowance.

 

          b.           Supplement for dependent child

Eligibility criteria: You are entitled to this allowance/supplement for children under 18 who depend on you or your spouse for main and continuing support. Under certain circumstances, it can also be obtained for dependent children between 18 and 22 who are full time students or doing vocational training or their military service.

If the dependent child has to perform compulsory military or civil service under the legislation of his or her country of nationality, eligibility for the supplement shall be extended beyond the child’s 22nd birthday.

For disabled children (see below), there is no age limit.

 

          c.           Supplements for disabled and severely disabled child

Eligibility criteria: These supplements concern children who suffer from serious and continuing impairment of their physical or mental capacities, necessitating special care or education.

Educational or training expenses related to the handicap may also be partially reimbursed under certain conditions.

 

          d.           Supplement for disabled and dependent parent (for officials appointed as of 1January 2017)

Eligibility criteria: You are entitled to this allowance for disabled and dependent father and/or mother who is aged over 60 and has an overall monthly income lower than 50 % of a C1/1 and is medically certified with a disability.

 

 2.      OTHER ALLOWANCES

 

          a.      Expatriation Allowance

Eligibility criteria: The expatriation allowance is payable to staff members who do not hold French nationality and who have not been continuously resident in the duty country for more than one year at the time of taking up duty.

Rate: 10% of basic salary for step one in the grade.

 

          b.     Installation Allowance

Eligibility criteria: This is paid to officials of categories A, L and B (and C in exceptional cases) if:

  • they are appointed for more than 1 year; and
  • their previous actual and habitual residence was distant by more than 100 kilometers from their assigned duty station; and
  • they actually moved their actual and habitual residence in order to take up duty within a radius of 100 kilometers from their assigned duty station.

The amount of the allowance is fixed and is equal to one month of your basic salary, within the ceilings provided for in the Staff manual.

Two supplements may be granted:

  • Supplement for change of geographical zone: 75% of basic amount of the installation allowance applicable;
  • Supplement for dependent persons: 20% of basic amount of the installation allowance applicable if you have a spouse or a partner or, if no spouse, if you have one dependent child, regardless of the number of dependent children; AND 10% for each dependant (total amount of the supplement cannot exceed 100% of basic amount).

 

          c.      Education Allowance

Eligibility criteria: This may be granted for dependent children of officials entitled to the expatriation allowance who are following full-time education, as from primary school.

Rate: 75% of total expenditure for certain expenses (e.g. registration, fees), subject to ceilings.

 

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