Extraordinary benefit for the self-employed


In Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, of March 17, support measures are approved for this group that we detail below.

Any self-employed worker whose activity is affected by the state of alarm may request the extraordinary benefit for the self-employed, either due to the closure of the business or due to the drop in their turnover by 75% compared to the monthly average of the previous semester.

Thus, the self-employed will not only receive this extraordinary benefit, but also will not pay the contributions and will be considered as listed. In addition, those who receive bonuses conditioned to the maintenance of the activity will not lose them.

The requirements for requesting these extraordinary benefits will be:

  • Be registered in any of the schemes.
  • Be up to date with payment of social security contributions. In case of not being up to date on the date of the suspension of the activity or the reduction of the invoices, the Social Security will allow the amounts owed to be paid within a period of 30 days.
  • It is not necessary to comply with the minimum contribution period required for other benefits.

Likewise, the self-employed who have workers under their charge may present an ERTE (Temporary Employment Regulation Files) for their workers and request the extraordinary benefit.

If you want more information about the coronavirus crisis, check our microsite , where we are including the measures taken by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce and the network of chambers as a whole.

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