Working a summer job? It might affect your housing allowance!

All students have been covered by the general housing allowance scheme since august 2017. Students who work during the summer should take into consideration that earnings from a summer job may affect their general housing allowance.

The general housing allowance is reviewed if the income of the recipient household increases by 400 euros or more or decreases by 200 euros or more from what it was at the time of the previous determination. Students should request a review as soon as details of their summer job have been confirmed and they have signed an employment contract to avoid not having to pay back any overpaid benefit afterwards.

Read more on the subject on the Kela website.