Q: I must complete an application form for my children to attend the “Centre de loisirs”. It asks about my family income. As my income as a CERN staff member is exempt from national taxation, what implications does this have if I apply for public benefits based on taxable income (means-tested benefits)?
A: You should refrain from taking advantage of your status in order to obtain benefits for which you would not qualify if your income as a CERN staff member were taken into account. Such benefits, normally reserved for low-income categories of the population, include interest-free mortgages, low-rent public sector housing and the lowest charges for education or supervision of children