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Social Security ceiling for 2023

Publié le 16 décembre 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

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Basis for calculating the amount of daily allowances for sickness, accident at work or maternity, invalidity pensions, pensions ..., the Social Security ceiling (PASS) is reassessed every year at 1to January according to the evolution of salaries. For 2023, the monthly ceiling is set at €3,666, an increase of 6.9% from the 2022 level. An order issued in Official Journal 16 December 2022 sets the monthly and daily values.

According to a decree issued in Official Journal of 16 December 2022, the Social Security ceiling will increase by 6.9% on the 1to January 2023. This increase takes into account the evolution of the average salary per capita (PTSD) for the year N-1.

The annual social security ceiling (PASS) is set at €43,992 in 2023, and the monthly ceiling at €3,666, an increase of 6.9% from the 2022 level.

The Social Security ceiling for the year 2023 shall be:

  • €43,992 in annual value;
  • €3,666 in monthly value
  • €202 in daily value.
  • €27 in hourly value.

  FYI : the Social Security ceiling remained stable in 2020, 2021 and 2022 at €41,136 in annual value and €3,428 in monthly value.

  Reminder : The SSAP is used to calculate the maximum amount of certain social benefits such as:

  • daily allowances for sickness, accident at work, maternity, paternity;
  • invalidity pensions;
  • old-age pensions under the general scheme.

For employers, it is used to calculate:

  • social contributions on wages, old-age insurance, unemployment, supplementary pension schemes;
  • the thresholds for tax and social exemption from severance pay;
  • allowances for student company placements;
  • the contribution to the national housing assistance fund.


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