Caisse d’Allocations Familiales

Caisse d’Allocations Familiales

CAF is a public agency serving families. Its policy is based on the payment of financial assistance and support to the family. The objective is to be able to respond to the situations of all families and to adapt to difficult situations.

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Presentation :

The Caisse d’Allocations Familiales (CAF) of Essonne works on a daily basis to provide support for families and offers a service that combines :

  • Information and advice on your rights,
  • Payment of family benefits set by the State (Apl, Ars, prime d’activité, etc.),
  • Implementing a preventive social and family policy based on :
  • support for partners,
  • funding for local facilities and services,
  • personalised individual support developed locally.

Whatever your situation, whether personal (marriage, pregnancy, separation, etc.), professional (employment, activity allowance, etc.), housing, disability or life accident (death, hospitalisation, etc.), the Caf will help you.


The CAF of Essonne has set up an office at the GATE: 2 half-day sessions in the morning on Tuesdays and Fridays.

If you need to contact your Caf:

Speak directly to an advisor on a telephone line dedicated to students from Monday to Friday from 9am to 7.30pm on 0 969 32 52 52 (free service + call charge).

Our other contact methods: by email / via your account on the CAF website / by post, go to our “Contact my Caf” page


Online procedures :

Housing benefit for foreign students:


Tutorials especially for you:

Find all our tutorials to help you with your online procedures on our Youtube channel Caf Essonne Caf 91, playlist “Vous êtes étudiants” :




Schedules and appointments

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