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Self-employed workers’ aid for cessation of activity in September

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Self-employed professionals who benefited from the aid for cessation of activity will enjoy changes in their self-employed contribution during the month of September.

The Social Security reminds those self-employed who were beneficiaries of this benefit on 31 May and who have not reapplied for aid for cessation of activity, that they will pay less in the September quota. It is estimated that more than 200,000 self-employed workers could benefit from this exemption in their contribution.

Less than half of the applications

The measure has been implemented following an improvement in the Social Security’s estimates of the number of applications for this benefit. Initially, the agency estimated that some 440,000 self-employed workers would apply for the benefit, when in reality only 215,000 professionals have claimed it.

On the other hand, those self-employed professionals who meet the requirements that have been established and apply for the aid will not have to pay the contribution due to the new benefits requested.

On the one hand, the self-employed can apply for one of the new benefits for cessation of activity only if their turnover has experienced a decrease or low performance during the summer. If they do not claim the benefit, they will be able to benefit from the exemptions from social security contributions that have been made available.

For example, in August the exemption was 50% of the contribution, while in September it was 25%. This means that those self-employed who pay the minimum contribution will only have to pay 216 euros in September.

These benefits are provided for in a Royal Decree that makes it possible to waive the unemployment benefit in the event of non-compliance with the requirements, or to take advantage of the rebate on contributions.

If for any reason the Social Security does not apply these rebates automatically, the worker must apply for a refund of the undue income, which will be the amount corresponding to the exemption from contributions.

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