Pension rights for auto-entrepreneur businesses in France

By Valérie Aston on 4 May 2014 · Viewed 5409 times · Questions

We're all concerned about our pension and as a auto-entrepreneur in France you're entitled to one as well. However, you need to meet certain turnover thresholds.

Here's a question about auto-entrepreneur business pensions that was recently asked in the forum. In the answer I list the turnover limits for the different types of business activities - hope you find it useful!

I have been registered and successfully under the auto entrepreneur scheme for four years now and would like to know if I will eventually have pension rights?

As an auto-entrepreneur you need to meet specific turnover thresholds in order to validate 1, 2, 3 or 4 quarters of pension. To get a full pension, you need to validate 160 to 166 quarters.

Here are the turnover thresholds to validate 1, 2, 3 or 4 quarters of pension:

Trading activities (activités commerciale):

  • 1 quarter turnover > = 6,572 euros
  • 2 quarters turnover > = 13,145 euros
  • 3 quarters > = 19,717 euros
  • 4 quarters > = 26,290 euros

Manual Services (activités de prestations de services):

  • 1 quarter turnover > = 3,812 euros
  • 2 quarters turnover > = 7,624 euros
  • 3 quarters > = 11,436 euros
  • 4 quarters > = 15,248 euros

Professions libérales:

  • 1 quarter turnover > = 2,888 euros
  • 2 quarters turnover > = 5,776 euros
  • 3 quarters > = 8,664 euros
  • 4 quarters > = 11,552 euros

Valerie Lemiere: Start Business in France

About the author: Valérie Aston

I've been helping people who want to start or already have a small business set up in France since 2009. After graduating from a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, I worked as a senior marketing consultant in the UK and France for various International companies. I worked as a conseillère en création d'entreprises (senior business advisor) for BGE here in France and run this independent business on a daily basis.