A discount on the employee contribution to
Social security is currently managed at the Federal level in Belgium. The most important pillars of Belgian social security are: sickness and invalidity insurance (NIDHI), pensions, unemployment insurance and child allowances. In addition, occupational illness, occupational accidents and annual holidays are dealt with at this level. Some Flemish parties have been campaigning for years for (large parts of) social security to be transferred to the Regions and Communities.
, which is specifically translated into a net salary increase or extra purchasing power for the employee. This motivates your employees to work and to keep working. In Belgium, the difference between income from labour and benefits for inactivity or unemployment is indeed often too small to encourage people to get a job: the so-called inactivity or unemployment trap.