On May 28, 2021, the Royal Decree Law 11/2021 was published in the B.O.E., on urgent measures for the defense of employment, economic reactivation and the protection of self-employed workers, in which, among other regulations, various benefits are established aimed at various groups of self-employed workers, which we point out hereunder:

1-Extraordinary benefit for cessation of business for self-employed workers affected by a temporary suspension of all activity as a result of a resolution of the competent authority as a measure to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which occurs as of day 06/ 01/2021.

Main characteristics:

  •  It must be requested in the first 21 days following the resolution of the closure of activity, or before June 21 if the suspension of activity had been previously agreed
  • Amount of the benefit of 70% of the minimum contribution base for activity carried out
  • During the time that the activity remains suspended, the self-employed worker is exonerated from the obligation to contribute
  • The management of this benefit will correspond to the mutual collaborators with Social Security

2-Benefit for cessation of business compatible with self-employment.

Main characteristics:

  •  This benefit will continue to be paid to those self-employed workers who, as of May 31, 2021, have been receiving this benefit and have not exhausted the periods of provision of services planned.
  • The access to the benefit will require proving in the second and third quarters of 2021 a reduction in computable income of more than 50% of those in the second and third quarters of 2019, provided that they have not been obtained in the two aforementioned quarters of 2021 net returns above € 7,980.

Aid has also been approved in this Royal Decree for those self-employed workers who as of May 31, 2021 were receiving some of the benefits indicated, but do not meet the conditions to receive them as of June 1, 2021.

In addition, this regulation has established the extraordinary allowance of cessation of activity for seasonal workers, which corresponds to those self-employed who had developed in the Special Scheme for Self-Employed Workers or in the Special Scheme for Sea Workers for a minimum of four months and a maximum of seven months in each of the years 2018 and 2019.

If you consider that you could have access to any of the indicated benefits, please contact our Labor Department for further information.