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Factsheet for measure LU-2020-15/306 – measures in Luxembourg
|Country||Luxembourg , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 08 April 2020 – 25 June 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Income protection beyond short-time work
– Extensions of income support to workers not covered by any kind of protection scheme
|Author||Patrick Thill (LISER) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||06 April 2020 (updated 20 July 2021)|
The General Directorate for the Middle Classes introduced an emergency allowance for self-employed workers. This measure is intended to provide financial support, in the form of a certified tax-free emergency allowance, to traders, craftsmen and intellectual workers who work as self-employed persons, as well as to managing partners who hold an establishment permit.
This is an additional measure to the measure aiming at small enterprises and self-employed occupying less than ten employees.
At the moment no legal reference is available.
The aid takes the form of a one-off lump-sum capital grant of €2,500.
It is intended exclusively for persons: * who have the status of self-employed persons as their main occupation and; * who are affiliated as such to the social security system.
The aid cannot be cumulated with the certified emergency allowance which was introduced by Grand-Ducal regulation of 25 March 2020 in order to assist commercial or craft enterprises, whether operating as sole proprietorships or companies. To be eligible, 5 conditions must be met:
Until 19 October 2020, 2,547 eligible applications for an emergency allowance of €2,500 for self-employed persons were processed with a total amount of €6,367,500.
New figures published by the government in May 2021 indicates that until 20 May 2021, 2,564 self-employed people had received a total amount of €6,410,000.
|Does not apply to workers||
||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No information available.
Eurofound (2020), Establishment of an emergency fund for the self-employed, measure LU-2020-15/306 (measures in Luxembourg), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LU-2020-15_306.html
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