The Social Inclusion Income (REVIS) is intended to support households on low incomes and to provide a basic livelihood for anyone who meets the eligibility criteria.
To be eligible for REVIS, applicants must:
- be legally resident in Luxembourg;
- have a right of residence;
- be listed on the main register of the National Registry of Natural Persons (RNPP);
- actually live at the address where they have their place of usual residence;
- be at least 25 years old;
- be receiving an income, either personally or collectively with their household, which falls below the thresholds set by law;
- be looking for a job, and be and remain registered as a job seeker with the National Employment Agency (Agence pour le développement de l'emploi - ADEM);
- be prepared to exhaust all options, in Luxembourg or abroad, to improve their situation (for instance, find out whether they are entitled to unemployment benefits, to a pension, etc.).
Specific rules for EU or EEA nationals and their family members
Nationals of an EU or EEA Member State, or their family members, regardless of their nationality, are not entitled to REVIS for the first 3 months of their stay in Luxembourg, or for as long as they are actively seeking a job if that was the reason for their coming to Luxembourg.
Specific rules for third-country nationals
Third-country nationals who are neither stateless persons nor beneficiaries of international protection, and who wish to claim REVIS, must:
- have been legally resident in Luxembourg for at least 5 years (continuously or not) within the past 20 years; or
- have long-term resident status.
Concept of domestic community or household
A household consists of all persons who live in a shared home, who have a shared budget, and who cannot provide material evidence that they live elsewhere.
Acceptable documentary evidence includes:
- a tenancy agreement;
- receipts for payment of rent;
- the deeds of ownership to a residential building;
- banking or accounting documents showing payment of rent;
- documents proving payment of bills for electricity, gas, municipal charges, etc.
Such documents must pertain to a period of at least 6 months prior to the date of application for REVIS.
Certain categories of applicants are entitled to a reduced REVIS:
- hospitalised applicants whose stay exceeds 60 calendar days;
- forebears living with their descendants;
- descendants who have reached the age of majority and are unfit for work and living in the household of their parents or siblings.
Any person who has reached the age of majority may be considered as forming a domestic community by themselves for a maximum of 12 months in a domestic community where the REVIS is not due or is not requested.
Exceptions to the general rules
Exemption from the age requirement
Persons under 25 years of age may claim REVIS if they:
- are raising a child for whom they receive family allowances; or
- are at least 7 months pregnant (a medical certificate will be required, showing the expected delivery date); or
- are of legal age and, due an illness or a disability, are unable to earn a living to the standard set by law; or
- are a carer (home care worker) for a person receiving long-term care insurance.
Exemption from the condition of being registered as a job seeker with ADEM
A person may apply for REVIS without being registered with the ADEM as a job-seeker, and without actively seeking a job, if he or she :
- is employed on a full-time basis; or
- is physically or mentally incapacitated (in which case he or she will be required to present a medical assessment issued by a practitioner appointed by the head of the National Solidarity Fund (Fonds national de solidarité - FNS); or
- is in possession of a substantiated opinion on his/her inability to enter the mainstream labour market, which is based on personal circumstances, language skills and professional background; or
- is receiving an old-age or disability pension; or
- is over 65 years of age; or
- is receiving sickness benefit or maternity pay; or
- is on parental leave; or
- is a carer (home care worker) for a person receiving long-term care insurance; or
- is in the process of completing his oe her "classic" or general secondary education; or
- is self-employed with a professional income below the rate of the non-qualified minimum social wage, where exemption from registration may be granted for a period of 6 months, renewable once; or
- is self-employed with a professional income equal to or higher than the non-qualified minimum social wage rate.
Applicants are not entitled to REVIS if they:
- have voluntarily given up or reduced their professional activity;
- have been dismissed for gross misconduct;
- have been stripped of their entitlement to unemployment benefit;
- did not respect the collaboration agreement signed with ADEM;
- are on unpaid leave or part-time leave in the public or private sector;
- have been outside of Luxembourg for a period of more than 35 days in a calendar year;