Filing the application
Application forms can be downloaded below, under "Forms / Online services".
The REVIS application consists of 2 elements:
- Part 1 contains information about the household and is signed by all adult members;
- Part 2 is a form for each adult member of the household. One copy per adult applicant is to be added to the 1st part of the file.
The application must include the following supporting documents:
- a copy of the adult applicants’ ID cards;
- a copy of the registration certificate for applicants from an EU or EEA Member State or the Swiss Confederation (Switzerland);
- proof of legal residence in Luxembourg for a period of 5 years during the last 20 years for applicants coming from a third country;
- a copy of the decision to grant international protection from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
- a bank account identification document for the primary applicant, named as the main REVIS beneficiary.
The FNS may request additional documents if necessary.
Interview and activation plan
All applicants under the age of 65 and who are able to work are profiled by ADEM. This interview enables ADEM to rule on the applicant's ability to join the ordinary job market:
- they are deemed capable to join the job market, in which case they are registered with ADEM and treated as job-seekers. To continue to receive financial aid, they must remain registered and actively look for a job; or
- they have specific needs in terms of social and professional activation and are referred to the National Office for Social Inclusion (Office national d'inclusion sociale - ONIS) on the basis of a substantiated opinion from ADEM.
The guidance offered may change as their specific situation does.
The FNS informs the applicant of its decision by registered letter as soon as possible.
In case of approval, the notification:
- specifies the amount of the social inclusion benefit and the date on which payment will begin;
- lists the items of income and assets taken into consideration;
- provides the necessary information regarding sickness and maternity insurance.
Review of the file
The beneficiary is required to immediately notify the FNS of any fact or event liable to impact his or her entitlement to REVIS.
The FNS will regularly check whether the access criteria are still met.
The inclusion benefit is discontinued if the criteria on the basis of which it was awarded are no longer met.
It will be adjusted or withdrawn with retroactive effect if:
- the calculation details of the inclusion benefit are changed or it is found that it has been granted due to a clerical error;
- the beneficiary made an incomplete or inaccurate declaration;
- the beneficiary failed to inform the FNS, within a month, of a change in circumstances which might impact the benefit, or failed to comply with the summons sent by the FNS to review the conditions on granting of REVIS.
If, during the period for which the inclusion benefit has been paid, a beneficiary has had resources which should have been taken into account in the calculation of the inclusion benefit, the amounts overpaid may be recovered from the beneficiary or his or her dependants. Restitution is mandatory if the beneficiary has caused the award to be made by alleging inaccurate facts, or by concealing material facts, or if he or she has failed to report material facts after the award.
Amounts unduly received may be deducted from the monthly inclusion benefit or outstanding arrears.
If, during the period of the activation plan, the FNS finds that the conditions for benefiting from REVIS are no longer met, it will terminate the payment, after informing the National Office for Social Inclusion in advance, as from the first day of the month following the month in which it became aware of this information.
Repayment of the activation benefit will be sought if and only if it was unduly received.
A sanction will be imposed on anyone who:
- has voluntarily given up or reduced his or her professional activity;
- has been dismissed for gross misconduct;
- does not respect the cooperation agreement signed with the Employment Development Agency (ADEM) or has refused to participate in an active employment measure proposed by the ADEM services;
- refuses to cooperate with the National Office for Social Inclusion;
- has been stripped of his or her entitlement to unemployment benefit;
- made an incomplete or inaccurate declaration to the Fund;
- fails to notify the Fund within one month of a circumstance that may lead to a change in the allowance;
- is on unpaid leave or part-time leave in the public or private sector;
- has left the national territory for a period exceeding 35 calendar days in one calendar year or does not comply with the Fund's summonses to check the conditions of access to REVIS.
The REVIS is not due for the month in which the above-mentioned events occurred and the following 3 months.
The activation allowance may be reduced or suspended if the beneficiary does not respect the commitments of the activation plan.
In the event of disagreement with a decision of the National Solidarity Fund (FNS), the beneficiary may lodge an appeal with the Council of Arbitration of Social Security within 40 days of the date of notification of the decision concerned.
The decision of the head of the Council of Arbitration of Social Security may itself be appealed before the High Council of Social Security within the same time frame.
The decisions handed down by the Council of Arbitration of Social Security and the High Council of Social Security may, again within 40 days, be contested by an appeal in cassation.
The FNS will claim the amount paid as inclusion benefit:
- from beneficiaries who have recovered from circumstances other than activation measures and income from a professional occupation;
- from recipients of the beneficiaries of the REVIS when the latter made the direct or indirect donation after the request for the REVIS, or in the 10 years preceding this request, or after the age of 50 years, up to a maximum of the value of the goods on the day of the donation;
- from the legatees of the beneficiaries of the REVIS, up to a maximum of the value of the property bequeathed to him on the day the estate was opened.
The FNS claims repayment of the sums it paid under the REVIS against the beneficiary's estate. The amount to be returned depends on the estate's assets and the type of estate:
- where the estate reverts in whole or in part to the surviving spouse or successors in the direct line of succession, the FNS may not make any claim for repayment of the first bracket of the estate's assets set at EUR 280,939.59 (index base 944.43);
- if there are no successors in the direct line of succession, the FNS cannot make any claim for restitution for a tranche of arrears of EUR 1,700, regardless of the number of successors involved.
When the surviving spouse or an other successor in the direct line of succession of a REVIS beneficiary continues to live in a building that belonged either to the REVIS beneficiary alone or jointly to the REVIS beneficiary and his or her spouse, the FNS may not, for as long as this situation persists, assert a claim for restitution on that building and on the furnishings in it.
For the purpose of securing REVIS claims, the real estate belonging to the beneficiaries of the inclusion benefit is subject to a legal mortgage, the registration, postposition and partial or total release of which are required by the FNS.