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Social Security ceiling for 2023

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

Crédits : Photocreo Bednarek -

Accident at work Basis for calculating the amount of daily sickness, maternity or maternity allowances, disability pensions, pensions, etc., the Social Security ceiling (PASS) is reassessed each year at 1er January in line with wage developments. For 2023, the monthly cap is set at €3,666, an increase of 6.9% from the 2022 level. An order issued in Official Journal on 16 December 2022, the monthly and daily values shall be fixed.

According to a decree published in Official Journal as of December 16, 2022, the Social Security ceiling will increase by 6.9% to 1er January 2023. This increase takes into account the evolution of the average wage per head (MWTP) in 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 2023 is set at:

  • €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 PASS is used to calculate the maximum amount of certain social benefits, such as:

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

For employers, it is used to calculate, inter alia:

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


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