Work bonus: new amounts as from 1 September 2021 UPDATE

Author: Anne Ghysels (Legal Expert)
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The 'work bonus' is a reduction of personal social security contributions paid by the worker.

This reduction applies to workers with low wages and enables them to benefit from higher net wages.

As a consequence of the evolution of the consumer price index, the amount of this reduction will be calculated on the basis of the following formula as from 1 September 2021:

Gross reference wage at 100%

Amount of the reduction (for a full-time worker with full employment)

 
 

Manual worker

Non-manual worker

≤ € 1,707.98

€ 226.55

€ 209.77

> € 1,707.98 and ≤ € 2,664.08

€ 226.55 - (0.2370 x (wages of the manual worker at 100 %) - € 1,707.98)]

€ 209.77 - (0.2194 x (wages of the non-manual worker at 100 %) - € 1,707.98)]

> € 2,664.08

€ 0

€ 0

Source: www.socialsecurity.be

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