With gasoline and diesel prices skyrocketing, the French government will reward its citizens with a bonus of 100 euros per month to help pay for gasoline for those earning less than 2,000 euros per month.

The measure compensates in this way the rise in fuel prices and will benefit 38 million French citizens.

As explained by the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, everyone earning less than 2,000 euros per month will be able to benefit from this inflation compensation, which seeks to reduce the tensions in French society due to the increase in fuel prices. The gasoline increase led to the protests of the “yellow vests” that had the French country in the streets for weeks.

“We have taken the decision to approve an indemnity-inflation of 100 euros that will be sent to French people earning less than 2,000 euros net per month,” Castex announced on TF1 channel’s evening prime-time news. He also added that “the single payment will be “automatic” and will reach salaried workers, the unemployed, the self-employed or retirees whose monthly income does not reach the ceiling set between December and January.

The measure will cost 3.8 billion euros to the Macron government, “this one-off compensation payment was chosen as the fairest and most effective measure, Castex said.

Employees should benefit from this bonus at the end of December 2021, civil servants and retirees at the beginning of 2022. “We will do everything possible to make this happen quickly,” said Jean Castex. “It will be the salary for the month of October that will serve as the basis for companies to determine which employees are eligible.”

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