New benefit amounts and ages as from 1 January 2022

February 2, 2022 | Blog

The summaries below provide an overview of the benefit amounts and eligible ages as at 1 January 2022.

Minimum and maximum wages as from 1 January 2022

(Staatscourant 2021, 44177) (Dutch only)

The minimum wage for employees 21 years of age and over working a full-time working week is: EUR 1,725 per month, EUR 398.10 per week, EUR 79.62 per day and EUR 11.06 per hour for a full-time working week of 36 hours, EUR 10.48 per hour at a full-time working week of 38 hours, and EUR 9.96 at a full-time working week of 40 hours. The central government (Rijksoverheid) has put up a tool on its website to calculate the minimum wage per hour. The maximum wage per day has been set at EUR 228.76 as at 1 January 2022. Additional information may be gathered from the calculation rules

Transition allowance

(Staatscourant 2021, 49951) (Dutch only)

The maximum amount of the transition allowance will be EUR 86,000, up from EUR 84,000. If the gross annual salary of the employee in question exceeds this maximum, the maximum transition allowance will be the gross annual salary.

State pension age and target retirement target age

(Staatsblad 2019, 246 en Kamerbrief AOW-leeftijd 2027) (Dutch only)

In 2022, the state pension age will be raised by three months over 2021 and will be 66 years and 7 months. Only in 2024 will the state pension age reach 67 years. The state pension age for the years 2025, 2026 and 2027 will be 67 years as well. The target retirement age (for tax purposes) will remain 68 years in 2022 and 2023.

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