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Garnishment rules for pensions

Your retirement and any disability pension can be garnished according to the same rules and with the same ceilings as salaries. These scales do not apply to child support garnishments.

Any garnishment will take account of any dependents you may have.

Your entire income cannot be garnished: the least you can be paid is a minimum amount equal to France’s active solidarity income (“revenu de solidarité active”/ RSA).

The dependency-related caregiving top-up cannot be garnished, unless the amount is owed to the person acting as your caregiver.

Important :

Special rules apply to the civil servants’ additional pension program (“retraite additionnelle des fonctionnaires”/ RAFP).


To learn more about France’s active solidarity income (RSA), please refer to the French government’s official website.

For personalized information based on your pension schemes, please log into your pension account.

You can also use this account to :

  • access your career history
  • and estimate your pension entitlements

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