Benefiting from the services of an IDESS

Summary

An IDESS is an approved structure that offers local services (small DIY jobs, gardening) and services intended for at-risk individuals (social taxi, laundry and retail services) to individuals living in Wallonia, or non-profits that have their registered office in Wallonia.

Some IDESS may also offer cleaning services for the premises of small non-profits

IDESS satisfy the needs of individuals as they pertain to minor tasks that are too small to be carried out by professionals from the private sector.

In detail

Target audience – details

Local services aimed at individuals, depending on the size of their income, or “small non-profits”.

“At-risk” individuals are individuals residing in Wallonia who 

  • are entitled to social-integration income (RIS)
  • or earn annual taxable income, according to the last notice of assessment, that does not exceed €22,011.89 for a single person or €29,275.82 for a household. These amounts are increased by €3,081.67/year per dependant.
  • or receive aid granted by the CPAS
  • or are subject to a debt-collection agreement
  • or receive intervention that is increased for healthcare insurance
  • or are over 65 of age on the date of their request for intervention from the IDESS
  • or are recognised as disabled by the AVIQ, the "Vlaams Agentschap voor Personen met een Handicap", the "Brussels French-speaking department for disabled individuals” or the "Dienststelle für Personen mit Behinderung”
  • or receive a replacement or integration allowance (Law of 27 February 1987 concerning allowances for disabled individuals)
  • or are in possession of a certificate from the Directorate general for disabled individuals for SPF Social Security for the granting of social and tax benefits
  • or can prove their permanent inability to work of at least 66%
  • or can prove permanent incapacity of at least 66%, as a result of a legal decision following an accident under common law
  • or are in possession of a disability-recognition certificate that has been issued by their insurer or by the INAMI
  • or individuals meeting the definition of a single-parent family with gross income that does not exceed €1,740.15 and receiving ordinary family allowances.
Benefits

Benefit from services at a reduced price.

Procedure

To use the services of an IDESS, first check that the IDESS is approved by consulting the list of approved IDESS companies attached.

Then contact the relevant company to arrange the desired service(s).

Conditions

An IDESS can offer its services under the following conditions:

1) Any individual living in the Walloon region and living in their primary residence can benefit from the services of an I.D.E.S.S. for:

  • small maintenance, repair and improvement tasks around the house
  • the improvement and maintenance of green spaces, within the following limits:

                     1- grass cutting over an area of up to 300 m2;

                     2- trimming hedges measuring a maximum of 40 metres in length and 3 metres in height;

                     3- removal of weeds from around homes and courtyards, over an area of less than 75 m2;

                     4- digging of gardens and vegetable plots over an area of less than 150 m2;

                     5- chopping wood for heating purposes;

                     6- collection and disposal of waste and/or leaves and branches;

                     7- cleaning of graves;

                     8- removal of snow and weeds from pavements.

                                          At what price? Between €12.84 and €19.26 maximum per hour (including VAT – 2020 rate)

2) “At-risk” individuals can benefit from the services of an approved IDESS for:

  • small maintenance, repair and improvement tasks around the house

How many hours? Maximum 75 hours per year

At what price? Maximum €12.84 per hour (including VAT – 2020 rate)

  • the improvement and maintenance of green spaces, with no limit on the number of hours

                At what price? Maximum €12.84 per hour (including VAT – 2020 rate)

  • social transport: €0.3713 per kilometre
  • social laundry

                At what price? Maximum € 8.99 per hour (including VAT – 2020 rate)

  • social shop

3) Small non-profits can use an approved IDESS to clean their premises

            How many hours? Maximum 250 hours per year

            At what price? Maximum € 8.99 per hour (including VAT – 2020 rate)

4) Small non-profits can use an approved IDESS for “minor works” and “the improvement and maintenance of green spaces” within the limits, and under the same conditions, as “at-risk” individuals for their own premises, as well as the properties they manage as an approved social housing agency or approved housing-promotion association.

Legal references

Contacts

Services

DGO6 – Social economy department
Place de la Wallonie, 1
5100 JAMBES
081/33.43.80 (Secrétariat)
Updated on
Process n° : 141700
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