ANPE is on my list now too…

The ANPE is half of the unemployment services here in France. The ASSEDIC is the actual agency that gives you the unemployment benefits (unless you worked for the rectorat), while ANPE helps you with finding a job. When you sign up for unemployment, you have a mandatory meeting at ASSEDIC and a mandatory meeting at ANPE. I did both of those back in June. If you still haven’t found a job within 3 months, you are supposed to have another mandatory meeting with ANPE.

Well, I have found a job so I e-mailed my conseillère at the ANPE to tell her, and I sent a letter to ANPE (both back in August) so that my mandatory meeting in September would be cancelled.

Guess what happened? I just received a letter from ANPE saying that I missed my mandatory meeting and will be taken off unemployment within 15 days if I don’t reschedule. It also says to let them know if I have found a job… WHICH I ALREADY HAVE TWICE!!!

Needless to say, I am annoyed. And worried that I won’t be able to pay October’s rent if I can’t receive September’s benefits. ::sigh::

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  • http://davidsswamp.blogspot.com/ David

    This letter is automatically sent, I’m sure it’s bad computer design or something…
    Don’t worry about anything, it’s not as if the ANPE had any use or power at all…

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  • http://davidsswamp.blogspot.com David

    This letter is automatically sent, I’m sure it’s bad computer design or something…
    Don’t worry about anything, it’s not as if the ANPE had any use or power at all…

    Davids last blog post..This tagging thing that some people do…

  • http://emmygration.blogspot.com/ Emmy

    eep. i feel your pain. But also, i am awful in comparison. Due to the fault of the assedic, I couldnt sign up until august and so as a result, I still havent received any unemployment benefit for july and august.

    as for september…will you get anything?? I doubt I will as my lectrice contract starts on the 1st sept even though i start on the 22nd. How are you going to declare for september? Or do you start your lectrice job in October?

    Emmys last blog post..Wales, a country apart

  • http://emmygration.blogspot.com Emmy

    eep. i feel your pain. But also, i am awful in comparison. Due to the fault of the assedic, I couldnt sign up until august and so as a result, I still havent received any unemployment benefit for july and august.

    as for september…will you get anything?? I doubt I will as my lectrice contract starts on the 1st sept even though i start on the 22nd. How are you going to declare for september? Or do you start your lectrice job in October?

    Emmys last blog post..Wales, a country apart

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    @Emmy: My lectrice contract starts October 1st, so I should be able to receive unemployment for all of September too. I’m just worried if they take me off the list right now, I won’t get anything. Luckily I should still get August’s benefits at the end of September, and my regular lectrice pay at the end of October so I can pay bills even if ANPE screws me over…

    @David: LOL I agree that ANPE is useless.

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie

    @Emmy: My lectrice contract starts October 1st, so I should be able to receive unemployment for all of September too. I’m just worried if they take me off the list right now, I won’t get anything. Luckily I should still get August’s benefits at the end of September, and my regular lectrice pay at the end of October so I can pay bills even if ANPE screws me over…

    @David: LOL I agree that ANPE is useless.

  • http://www.correresmidestino.com/ Zhu

    Welcome to France!

    I escaped before I got a chance to meet them but I heard many many stories from my parents and my friends.

    Zhus last blog post..Chinese Food (中国菜)

  • http://www.correresmidestino.com Zhu

    Welcome to France!

    I escaped before I got a chance to meet them but I heard many many stories from my parents and my friends.

    Zhus last blog post..Chinese Food (中国菜)

Why is Jennie no longer in France?

I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at a university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling and being an American abroad.

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