How much does a pensioner get in Belgium?

How much does a pensioner get in Belgium?

Just as with self-employed people, there is a maximum pension benefit. You can, at most, receive about 2,250 euros, if you worked for 45 years. Here in Belgium the real average pension is much lower: 1,281 euros gross.

How are pensions taxed in Belgium?

Government and civil service pensions are almost always taxed at source. This is often extended to payments made under the social security legislation of that state. If the foreign pension is taxable abroad according to the DTT, it will be exempt from taxation in Belgium under the so-called ‘progression rule’.

At what age can you retire in Belgium?

The retirement age in Belgium is generally 65 or 60 if you have spent 35 years in full-time work. You can take early retirement in some circumstances. Pensions are governed by federal laws. The central administration of the ‘Service fédéral des Pensions’ provides full information on pensions.

How do I retire in Belgium?

Those looking to retire to Belgium from a non-EU/EFTA country will need to apply for a Category D long-stay visa from the Belgian embassy or consulate in their home country. In order to retire to Belgium, you will need to show that you are able to support yourself without working.

What is minimum pension in Belgium?

After a career of 45 years, the minimum guaranteed pension in Belgium today amounts to 1,266 euros. In 2024, five indexations will raise the guaranteed minimum pension to 1,400 euros gross per month.

How do I permanently move to Belgium?

Once you live in Belgium for five years, you may qualify for permanent residency in Belgium. Certain residents will also be able to apply for Belgian nationality if they fulfill certain conditions. Both allow you to stay in Belgium indefinitely, working or otherwise, under similar conditions as Belgian citizens.

How much money do you need to live in Belgium?

Living costs in Belgium. Living costs in Belgium usually vary between 700 – 950 EUR/month. In big cities, you might need a larger budget, but this largely depends on accommodation type and your spending habits.