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 €2,201.93
€ 3,669.88 €
30 €1,651.45
€ 2,752.41 €
20 €1,100.96
€ 1,834.94 €
10  €550.48  €917.47 €

 

For a part-time leave:

Work (hours/week) Lower limit Upper limit
40 €1,100.96
€1,834.94
30  €825.72
€1.376.21
20    €550.48
 €917.47
10 n.a. n.a.

 

For a split leave:

Work (hours/week) Lower limit Upper limit
40 €440.39
€733.98
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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