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What are the differences between housing benefits?

Verified 21 September 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

There are 3 types of housing allowance:

This aid is intended to reduce the amount of your rent or royalty (in the case of residence in the home).

This aid is distinguished by its conditions of allocation and not by its method of calculation. The amount depends on your household's resources.

They are not cumulative, you can only receive one of these aids.

The LPA is paid due to the situation of your accommodation (regardless of your family situation: single, married, with or without dependants).

More often than not it is a accommodation that you rent (most of the accommodation units are conventional).

The ALF is paid because of your family situation if you are in one of the following situations :

  • You benefit from family benefits or education allowance for disabled children (AEEH)
  • You have 1 dependent child of up to 21 years of age, but you are not entitled to family benefits or the AEEH
  • You are married, without dependent children, you can benefit from the assistance for a period of 5 years from the date of marriage
  • You are pregnant, alone without dependants without dependants from 1to calendar month following the 4thth month of pregnancy and up to the calendar month of the birth of your child
  • You have ascending over 65 years of age (or 60 years of age, if unfit for work, former deportee or veteran) and have no resources above the solidarity allowance for the elderly (Aspa)
  • You have an ascendant, downhill or collateral with a disability resulting in permanent incapacity of at least 80% or who is unable to obtain employment owing to his disability. This impossibility must be recognised by the Committee on the Rights and Autonomy of Persons with Disabilities (CDAPH).

SLA is paid if you are not eligible for LPA or ALF.