Cross-border workers: Belgium now applies the principle of “requalification”

Expat Academy Cross-border workers: Belgium now applies the principle of “requalification”

European regulations provide a set of rules to determine which social security legislation is applicable to people working simultaneously in two or more states within the European Economic Area (Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Iceland have also adopted these rules). This regulation ensures that an individual can only be subject to the social security system of one country at a time.

After determining the competent country, that country can either choose to qualify the activities according to its own legislation (“requalification”) or to adopt the qualification of the work state.

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