If you work occasionally in the horeca sector, you can make use of the benefits for 50 days per year. During these 50 days, the social contributions are not calculated based on your normal salary but on the basis of a lower, fixed sum. The online application Horeca@work (in French) shows how many days are remaining.
Working occasionally means that you enter into an agreement with your employer to work for a maximum of two consecutive days.
Student in the horeca sector
If you are a student working in the hospitality industry, you can (in consultation with your employer) choose which benefit system you will use: the 50 days for occasional work or the 475 student hours. You can also combine the two systems.
A comparison of the two systems
|Student job||Occasional Work|
|What is the benefit?||Reduced contributions on your normal salary||Normal contributions on a lower, fixed sum|
|How long does the benefit last?||475 hours||50 days|
|How can you keep track of your days or hours?||With the hour counter at Student@work||With the day counter at Horeca@work|
|Do you need a student contract?||Yes||Yes|