Permanent residence of a partner
I really need an advice since in BXL Communes they always tell me different thing. I have just became permanent resident with type D card! After 6 years it was about time. All this time I am here with my partner in legal cohabitation ( we are not EU citizens), although his residence is connected to his studies ( he did BA and MBA for these years), as he needed it in order to be able to work at least part time as a student with C work permit. Nevertheless, we are in cohabitation and we have certificate for it, living here continuously for over 6 years.
I need an advice: now when I have permanent residence can he benefit of it and have the same like me? Our goal is that he doesn't need a work permit any more, as employers are reluctant to give it, so he can have a proper job. I understand now that he has to change his status form student to my cohabitant and get a residence over me. But what will he get?
In commune they told me he has no rights and for him nothing changes. I find it hard to believe that a partner of permanent resident has no rights except just residing here.
Has anyone had any similar experience?
I would like to consult a good lawyer but all my previous experiences here with lawyers are really bad, as they also have no clue...