Work bonus: new amounts as from 1 May 2022

Author: Anne Ghysels (Legal Expert)
Read time: 1min
Publication date: 02/05/2022 - 10:51
Latest update: 02/05/2022 - 12:42

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 May 2022:

Gross reference wage at 100%

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


Manual worker

Non-manual worker

≤ € 1,897.55

€ 251.69

€ 233.05

> € 1,897.55 and ≤ € 2,904.93

€ 251.69 - (0.2498 x (wages of the manual worker at 100 %) - € 1,897.55)]

€ 233.05 - (0.2313 x (wages of the non-manual worker at 100 %) - € 1,897.55)]

> € 2,904.93

€ 0

€ 0

These amounts are communicated subject to confirmation by the NSSO.



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