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Coronavirus crisis: special measures for Student@work

Updated on April 28, 2022

What are the consequences of the coronavirus crisis for work students? You will read all about it here.

The first 45 hours of the first quarter of 2022 do not count

Good news! The first 45 hours of the first quarter (January – March) do not count toward your remaining hours. Consequently you will not see these on your counter. This measure also applies if your quota of 475 hours is already used up or if your hours are fully reserved for work performances in other quarterly periods. This is valid for all students, with the exception of work students in healthcare and education. For these students the hours of the first and the second quarter are not taken into account.

Child benefits

Do you have questions about child benefits? Contact your regional child benefit fund for more information.

Taxes paid by your parents

If you work many hours during the coronavirus crisis, you also earn more and there might be the possibility that according to the normal rules, you are no longer fiscally ‘dependent’ on your parents. On our page ‘Do my parents have to pay more taxes?, you get more information about what this precisely means.

In normal circumstances you parents would effectively have to pay more taxes. However, in this case your revenue as student will not be counted during

  • the second quarter of 2020 and the third quarter of 2021 (for all students)
  • the first 45 hours of the first quarter of 2022 (for all students)
  • the fourth quarter of 2020, the first and second quarter of 2021 and the first and second quarter of 2022 (for those who are working in healthcare and education)

In order to determine whether you are fiscally dependent on your parents or not.