Exceptions to the entitlement to housing benefit for students
1. on the merits there is no entitlement to BAföG
2. BAföG as a bank loan
3. not a pure trainee or student household
4. housing benefit with other social benefits (Hartz IV and social benefits)
Housing benefit in a shared flat – Wohngemeinschaft Students in particular often form shared flats in order to share the rent during their studies. With regard to housing allowance, it is the case that they are not household members within the meaning of the Housing Allowance Act (WoGG) if the shared flat does not consist of family members and close relatives. Therefore, each student in a shared flat is regarded as a separate household, which means that the claim to housing allowance does not apply if there is a claim to BAföG at the same time.