Income

Parental leave allowance is a replacement income calculated on the basis of:

  • the pensionable income declared by the employer to the Social Security Affiliation Centre (Centre d’affiliation de la sécurité sociale) during the 12 months preceding the start of the parental leave;
  • the average number of hours worked in the 12 months preceding the start of the parental leave.

The applicable limits vary according to the average hours:

 

For a full-time leave (gross amount in €):

Average number

of hours worked per week

Lower limit Upper limit
40 2.313.38 € 3.855,63 €
30 1.735.04 € 2.891.72 €  
20 1.156.69 € 1.927.82 €
10 578.35 €  963.91 €

 

For a part-time leave:

Work (hours/week) Lower limit Upper limit
40 1.156.69 € 1.927.82 €
30 867.52 €
1.445.86 €  
20   578.35 €
963.91 €
10 n.a. n.a.

 

For a split leave:

Work (hours/week) Lower limit Upper limit
40 462.68 € 771.13 €  
30 n.a. n.a.
20 n.a.
n.a.
10 n.a. n.a.

 

You can calculate your gross parental leave allowance using our calculator.

 

Example :

  • You are applying for full-time parental leave starting in February 2017. From February 2016 to June 2016 you earned 3.000€ gross for a full-time job (40 hours per week). Afterwards you started working part-time (20 hours per week) from July 2016 and earned 1.500€ per month. You notify your employer of your parental leave in October 2016. You are entitled to full-time or part-time parental leave with 10 hours work per week from February 2017. As during the 12 months preceding your parental leave you earned an average of 2.125€ per month and worked an average of 28 hours per week, the ceiling for your full-time parental leave is 2.125€ gross per month and 1.062,50€ gross per month for half-time parental leave

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