Why have I received less money than I got last month?

The earnings-related allowance is paid for a maximum of 5 business days per week. When you apply for the allowance in periods of a month, the amount of the payable allowance varies depending on the number of business days in the month.

Especially at the end of the year it is recommendable to check the income limit of your tax card: if the limit stated on the tax card has already been exceeded, the earnings-related allowance will be paid using the excess tax rate until 31.12. If needed, you can order a revised tax card for benefits from the tax authorities. More information on the taxation of earnings-related allowance: Taxation of earnings-related allowance.

The amount of the payable earnings-related allowance is also affected by the possible changes in other social benefits, child support supplement or adjustable income.