Severance benefit for self-employed persons

Published on: 11/02/2016
Published on: 11/01/2019

It regulates the specific system of protection for self-employed, agricultural or seafaring workers who have temporarily or definitively ceased their economic or professional activity.

What basic conditions have to fulfill to access the provision?

  • Quoted credit at least 12 months immediately prior to the cessation of the activity.
  • Cesar completely in your activity.
  • Not of legal retirement age.
  • Be aware of payment of fees to the Social Security Institute.
  • Be registered with the Public Employment Service.

In what consists the provision?

  • Monthly financial assistance equal to 70% of the average of 12 last ones contributions.
  • Training and employee orientation.

When will be able to request to charge the provision?

  • Losses in a complete year higher than 10% of income.
  • Judicial or administrative executions to charge debts, that they are higher than 30% of incomes of the previous year.
  • Judicial statement of contest that it impedes to continue activity.
  • Force majeure.
  • Loss of administrative licence.
  • Domestic violence.
  • Divorce or separation agreement in cases of family assistance in the business.

If you are an economically dependent self-employed worker, when will you be able to receive the benefit?

  • Ending of the contract.
  • Serious breach by your customer.
  • Justified or unjustified termination by your customer.
  • Because of the death, disability or retirement of your customer.

For how long will I receive the benefit?

  • It depends on the quoted time.
  • In order to be able to have right to this provision the people self-employed worker will owe of quoted credit a minimum of between 12 and 17 continuing months and immediately prior to the cessation of the activity.