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students may work 475 hours per year instead of 50 days. What does that mean for you?

those doing a student job may work for 475 hours per calendar year at a reduced social security rate. 475 hours equates to 62.5 full working days (lasting 7.6 hours). In this case you are only required to pay a solidarity contribution, amounting to 2.71% of your gross wage.

Caution! Per quarter, you are not allowed to exceed 240 working hours, otherwise you will lose your child benefit. This rule does not apply during the summer months (July, August and September), except in the year that you finish your studies.

Would you like to know how many hours you can still work?

Working more than 475 hours per year? This is allowed, but then you will pay higher levels of social security as from the 476th hour.

woon je in Vlaanderen

In Vlaanderen valt de grens van max 240u werken per kwartaal weg en kan je onbeperkt werken, op voorwaarde dat je maximaal 475u werkt per kalenderjaar. 

woon je in Brussel of Wallonië

Per kwartaal mag je niet meer dan 240 uur werken, anders verlies je je kinderbijslag. Die regel geldt niet in de zomermaanden (juli, augustus en september), behalve in het jaar dat je je studies beëindigt.


Wil je mer weten over dit onderwerp? Lees dan onze uitgebreide studentenwetgeving.

Wil je weten hoeveel uren je nog mag werken? Check het via Student@work.