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Extraordinary benefit for the self-employed workers affected by the crisis caused by COVID-19

Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, of the 17th March, on extraordinary urgent measures to face the economic and social impact of COVID-19, provides the extraordinary benefit for self-employed workers affected by the declaration of the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19.

Mónica Fernández

Date 26/03/2020

Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, of the 17th March, on extraordinary urgent measures to face the economic and social impact of COVID-19, provides the extraordinary benefit for self-employed workers affected by the declaration of the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19.

Self-employed or self-employed workers, whose activities are suspended, by

virtue of the provisions of Royal Decree 463/2020, or, in another case, when their turnover in the month prior to which the benefit is requested is reduced, at less, 75% in relation to the average billing for the previous semester, they will be entitled to the extraordinary benefit for cessation of activity provided they meet the following requirements:

Requirements:

1. To be affiliated and registered in the Special Regime of Social Security for Selfemployed or Self-Employed Workers, on the date of the declaration of the state of alarm, or, where appropriate, in the Special Regime of Social Security of Sea Workers. It is not necessary to have the coverage for cessation of the activity.

2. In the event that the activity is not directly suspended by virtue of the provisions of Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, prove the reduction of its turnover by at least 75% with the previous semester.

3. To be up-to-date with the payment of contributions to Social Security. However, if on the date of the suspension of the activity or the reduction in billing this requirement is not met, the managing body will request for the payment so that, within the non-extendable period of thirty calendar days, the fees are paid. The regularization of the overdraft will produce full effects for the acquisition of the right to protection.

Deadline for application.

One month. Counted from the entry into force of the Royal Decree 463/2020, by which the state of alarm has been declared, which was on March 14, 2020. This period can be extended in the event that the alarm status is extended beyond the month of duration. In this case, the service will end on the last day of the month in which said alarm state ends.

Self-employed contributions:

During the receipt of the extraordinary benefit, the self-employed will not have to pay Social Security. This period is understood as contributed both for common contingencies and for professional contingencies, as well as cessation of activity for those who were contributing at the time of requesting the benefit. Likewise, they will not lose any bonuses that they have been receiving, as long as you are still registered in the Social security self-employee regime.

Amount and duration of the extraordinary benefit

The amount will be 70% of the monthly regulatory base; This is calculated with the average of the bases by which the person has contributed during the 12 months prior to the legal situation of cessation of activity in accordance with the provisions of article 339 of the Social Security Law, regulated through Royal Decree-Law 8/2015, of October 30.

Exceptionally, if you do not credit the minimum contribution period, you can receive this benefit, with no minimum deficiency. The Extraordinary benefit will have a duration of one month, extending in its case, until the last day of the month in which the alarm state ends, in the event that it is extended and lasts more than one month.

You can access the request for the benefit through the Mutual Fund assigned to you for your activity.

From Balms Abogados we remain at your disposal to resolve any question that may arise regarding the application of these new measures approved by our Government.

 

 

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