Tenants of SERGIC Résidences student accommodation are eligible for housing benefit from the CAF under 2 conditions: the accommodation for which the benefit is claimed must be your main residence AND you must be the holder of the lease. The amount of housing benefit depends: on the city in which the accommodation is located, the rent amount, resources (scholarships, wages, benefits, etc.) and the family situation. You can perform a simulation on the website caf.fr.
You should apply as soon as you can so that your benefits are paid as soon as possible. However, it is better to send your application after the date on which the lease takes effect.
- The CAF applies a one-month delay before the 1st payment of the housing benefit,
- For subsidised accommodation, the owner receives the housing benefit directly,
> The CAF only pays housing benefit from the months of rent paid in full (full months).
> For furnished accommodation, the basis of calculation is rent + charges (without the hotel package), for non-furnished accommodation, only the rent is taken into account.
The manager can also provide you with the rent certificate claimed.