Plain language: Applying for the cost-of-living benefit has made available several documents in plain language. Plain language consists in short sentences, simple words, explanations and pictures.

The objective is to facilitate the comprehension of our information pages and procedures for a maximum of persons. will guide the internet user step by step and explain in a few words how to apply for the cost-of-living benefits (allocation de vie chère - AVC).

This information page is currently available in German only.

The staff at has worked on the documents in plain language together with Klaro, the official office for plain language. Klaro is a service managed by the Association pour personnes en situation de handicap (APEMH - association for persons with disabilities).

Consult our information page on the cost-of-living benefit in plain language, in German, on


The payment of cost-of-living benefits will continue in 2020. Persons with low incomes meeting the conditions required can therefore submit their application as from January 2020.


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