Combining your work, family and studies can sometimes be very difficult. A career break or time credit can allow you to temporarily interrupt your work, either in part or in full, so you have more time to study (again).
Time credit relates to employees in the private sector.
A career break is an equivalent measure for government employees.
The minimum and maximum durations of a career break or time credit depend on a number of factors:
- The sector in which you are employed
- Any career breaks you have already taken
Under certain conditions the National Employment Office (RVA) will grant career break benefits. On top of the National Employment Office's incentive, in some cases you are also entitled to a Flemish training credit incentive as part of a career break or time credit.
- You can find all the information you need about career breaks and time credit on the National Employment Office's website.
- For more specific information about time credit, you can refer to the site of the Federal Public Service for Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue.
- Check the website of the National Pensions Office in relation to any questions you may have about the state of your pension during periods of inactivity.
- You can find more information about the Flemish credit incentive on the Flemish Community's website.
- The trade unions can also help you: ACV - ABVV