Social Security adds 345,194 members in the last year

The Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá, has agreed with the main associations of self-employed workers (ATA, UPTA and UATAE) the extension of aid to this group due to the effects of COVID-19 until the next 30 of September. The event was attended by the president of ATA, Lorenzo Amor; UPTA President Eduardo Abad and UATAE Secretary General María José Landáburu.

Specifically, the measures include an extension of the exemption from Social Security contributions for self-employed workers who have been receiving the extraordinary benefit, which included financial aid and an exemption from contributions. Thus, these workers will not pay the July fee and will have an exemption of 50% in August and 25% in September.

In addition, the beneficiaries of the extraordinary benefit may request the ordinary benefit for cessation of activity, provided that they prove a reduction in turnover of 75% in the third quarter of 2020 compared to the same period of one year before, among other requirements. To do this, they do not need to wait for the quarter to end but they can request the ordinary benefit when they consider that they meet the requirements and document them documentary once the quarter ends.

The new measures also include an extraordinary benefit for seasonal self-employed workers.

More than 1.4 million freelancers are now granted the extraordinary benefit (equivalent to 70% of the regulatory base). This measure was approved last March to protect the lack or considerable decrease in income of the self-employed in the exceptional situation caused by COVID-19 and to contribute to the survival of their business.

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