Amount of the adjusted allowance

All income in excess of the exempt amount affects the amount of your adjusted allowance. When you are paid an adjusted allowance, 50% of the portion of your wages that exceeds the exempt amount is deducted from the full amount of the earnings-related allowance. The exempt amount reverts to EUR 300 for a one-month application period and to EUR 279 for a four-week application period. The exempt amount of earned income will remove as of 1 April 2024. In the future, half of the earnings before taxes paid during the application period for earnings-related unemployment allowance would reduce the amount of allowance. For example, if a person earns €500 doing gig work, the full earnings-related unemployment allowance paid for the whole month is reduced by half of this amount (€250). The combined amount of your earnings-related allowance and your income cannot exceed the wage on which your earnings-related allowance is based. The exempt amount is not taken into account in the determination of the maximum. You can use our daily allowance calculator to estimate the amount of your adjusted allowance. Example of the effect of income on a one-month adjustment period: Your full earnings-related allowance is EUR 70 per day. You work for one week and get paid a gross amount of EUR 730. The exempt amount, EUR 300, is deducted from your pay. Your earnings-related allowance is then adjusted taking into account half of the remaining portion of your wage (EUR 430). This amount, EUR 215, is divided by the number of working days in the adjustment period (21.5). The daily figure (EUR 10) is then deducted from your full earnings-related allowance. You will therefore receive an allowance of EUR 60 per day. Example of the effect of income on a four-week adjustment period: Your full earnings-related allowance is EUR 75 per day. You work for one week and get paid EUR 759. The exempt amount, EUR 279, is deducted from your pay. Your earnings-related allowance is then adjusted taking into account half of the remaining portion of your wage (EUR 480). This amount, EUR 240, is divided by the number of working days in the adjustment period (20). The daily figure (EUR 11,16) is then deducted from your full earnings-related allowance. You will therefore receive an allowance of EUR 63,84 per day.

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