There are 3 types of housing benefit: APL, ALF, and ALS
The APL - Personalized Housing Allowance
What is the APL?
What is it for?
Who is it for?
If you have little money or a small salary, you may be entitled to housing benefit.
If you have a high salary, you will not be entitled to it.
It is paid according to your housing situation:
– If you are single or in a couple, with a dependant, in subsidised accommodation which you rent (most HLM accommodation is subsidised)
– If you have bought a house or flat and borrowed money from the bank, you may be entitled to housing benefit.
When should you apply?
How do I know if I am entitled to housing benefit?
I am a tenant!
1) Ask your landlord/owner if the accommodation is subsidised.
2) If the accommodation is subsidised, you can do a simulation on the website :
I am an owner! (I bought a house or a flat)
You can make a simulation on the site:
Make a simulation of APL
1 - Before making the simulation, gather the following information
about your accommodation
the composition of your family
your current professional situation: are you working? On a fixed-term contract? PERMANENT?
your personal income for 2018 (income = salary, money earned at work)
your bank statements showing the current amount of your assets
your last notice of assessment for Council Tax: you will find the “gross rental value” of your built property to be declared.
your latest property tax assessment notice: you will find :
the “Base” value of your built property to be declared,
the value of the “Non-agricultural land bases” or “Agricultural land bases” of your undeveloped property to be declared.
The “Base” values indicated must be multiplied by two in the declaration.
If you live as a couple, you will be asked for your partner’s/spouse’s occupation and salary.