Work bonus: new amounts as of 1 November 2023

Author: Anne Ghysels (Legal Expert)
Read time: 1min
Publication date: 07/11/2023 - 14:49
Latest update: 07/11/2023 - 14:50

The 'employment 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.

Since 1 July 2023, a new intermediate wage band has to be taken into account.

Since 1 November 2023, the amount of the work bonus is calculated based on the following formula:

Gross reference wage at 100%

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


Manual worker

Non-manual worker

≤ 2,054.01€



> 2,054.01€ and ≤ 2,623.00€

288.81€ - [0.2786 x (manual worker’s pay at 100% ) - 2,054.01€]

267.42€ - [0.2579 x (non-manual worker’s pay at 100%) - 2,054.01€]

> 2,623.00€ and ≤ 3,144.45€

272.44€ – [0.2498 x (manual worker’s pay at 100% ) - 2,054.01€)]

252.26€ – [0.2313 x (non-manual worker’s pay at 100%) - 2,054.01€]




These amounts are communicated subject to confirmation by the ONEm/RVA.


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