The amount of adjusted daily allowance is based on the full earnings-related daily allowance. If your daily allowance is increased, also the adjusted earnings-related daily allowance is paid with the increased earnings-related portion. The amount of adjusted daily allowance is calculated so that half (50%) of the income earned during the adjustment period that surpasses the 300/279 protection part is reduced from the full daily allowance.
Adjusted daily allowance is limited to an amount that combined with the considered income it can be at maximum the same amount as the salary on which the earnings-related daily allowance is based (100 per cent rule). When calculating this maximum amount of adjusted daily allowance according to the 100 per cent rule, the full earned income from the adjustment period is taken into account (including the 300/279 euro protection). The amount of adjusted daily allowance is calculated by deducting the calculatory daily salary of the adjustment period from the daily salary on which the daily allowance is based. The maximum sum calculated like this also includes the child increase.
Example of the effect of earned income during an adjustment period of one month
Your full allowance is 70 euro per day. You work for one week and receive 730 euro in pay. The standard entitlement of 300 euro is deducted from your pay. Half (215 euro) of the remaining pay (430 euro) results in a decrease in your allowance.
The 215 euro is divided by the number of working days in the adjustment period (21,5).This amount (10 euro) is then deducted from your earnings-related allowance. That means that you are paid an allowance of 60 euro per day.
You can claim adjusted earnings-related allowance for each day of the adjustment period (five days per calendar week), provided that there are no other obstacles to payment.
At the most, the combined amount of your allowance and employment income can be the same as the wage your allowance is based on.