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.