Can you get a housing allowance if the property belongs to your family?
Verified 01 September 2019 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)
The perception of housing allowance (APL, ALF, ALS) depends on your relationship with the owner of the unit.
Property belonging to a family member
you cannot receive a housing benefit if your landlord is a ascending or descendant of the person you live with as a couple.
Shares of usufruct or property on the dwelling
You cannot receive a housing allowance if you, your ascending or descendants or those of the person with whom you live as a couple hold ownership interests or usufruct on housing. This is the case, for example, in the presence of a civil real estate company (SCI).
However, a derogation is provided if the shares are in the minority. For example, a housing allowance may be granted when the total share of ownership or usufruct of the unit is less than 10% in total.