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Since 2023, you will be allowed to work 600 hours instead of 475!

Since 1 January 2023, as a student, you will be allowed to work up to 600 hours a year at reduced social contributions, instead of 475 hours. The adaptation will have consequences, for example in regards to being your parents’ dependant or regarding child benefits.

Am I still a dependant of my parents when I work 600 hours?

If you don't exceed the maximum amounts you are allowed to earn, you remain dependent on your parents. Being ‘dependent’ means that you are financially dependent on your parents, which in turn is the reason why they pay less tax.

Will my parents still receive child benefits when I work 600 hours?

For more information, please visit the page Will you remain entitled to child benefit?