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Can you work and receive the Adult Disability Allowance (AAH)?

Verified 01 January 2023 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Yes, in some cases you can combine your professional income with the Disabled Adult Allowance (AAH). Rollup rules differ depending on whether you are active in ordinary medium or EWS: titleContent.

Ordinary

When start workingyour professional income is not taken into account for the first 6 months for the calculation of your HAA. During this period, therefore, you perceive your entire HAA.

After 6 monthsyour AAH is reduced (we're talking about a Differential AAH). To calculate your HAA, Caf: titleContent (or the MSA if you are part of the agricultural plan) takes into account your professional income from which it applies a abatement.

Taking professional income into account

Monthly gross salary

Discount rate

Revenues taken into account for the calculation of your AAH

Up to €512.79

The reduction shall be 80%

The Caf shall take into account 20% of your monthly gross salary

More than €512.79

The reduction shall be 40%

The Caf shall take into account 60% of your monthly gross salary

For detailed information on calculation methods, you should contact your Caf or MSA.

Who shall I contact

Please note

If you work simultaneously and part-time in the regular environment and in Esat, the pay in Esat and in the ordinary environment is taken into account for the calculation of the AAH. Resources are recognised at the quarter level. The applicable reductions on each of these salaries shall continue to be applied.

EWS

You receive a guaranteed remuneration (salary paid to Esat) varying between 55% and 110% of the hourly smic.

You can accumulate the guaranteed compensation and the HPA. However, this cumulation may not exceed:

  • €1,709.28 if you live alone,
  • €2,222.07 if you live as a couple,
  • €2,478.46 if you are living in a couple and you have a child or ascending dependent.

Where the total of the guaranteed remuneration and the HPA exceeds, the AAH is reduced. To calculate your HAA, Caf: titleContent (or the MSA if you are part of the agricultural plan) takes into account your guaranteed remuneration from which it applies a abatement.

Consideration of guaranteed remuneration

Guaranteed remuneration

Discount rate

Guaranteed remuneration taken into account for the calculation of your AAH

Between €0.56 and €1.13 of the gross hourly smic

3.5%

96,5%

From €1.13 less than €1.69 of the gross hourly smic

4%

96%

From €1.69 less than €2.25 of the gross hourly smic

4.5%

95,5%

From €2.25 less than €5.64 of the gross hourly smic

5%

95%

For detailed information on calculation methods, you should contact your Caf (or MSA).

Who shall I contact

Please note

If you work simultaneously and part-time in the regular environment and in Esat, the pay in Esat and in the ordinary environment is taken into account for the calculation of the AAH. Resources are recognised at the quarter level. The applicable reductions on each of these salaries shall continue to be applied.