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Factsheet for measure LU-2020-19/965 – Updated – measures in Luxembourg
|Country||Luxembourg , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 06 May 2020 – 15 May 2021|
|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||10 July 2020 (updated 21 July 2021)|
In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, the General Directorate for the Middle Classes has set up a new emergency aid for self-employed workers.
The aid has been implemented by the Grand-Ducal Regulation of 6 May 2020 on the introduction of a new certified emergency allowance for self-employed workers (Règlement grand-ducal du 6 mai 2020 ayant pour objet la mise en place d’une nouvelle indemnité d’urgence certifiée en faveur des travailleurs indépendants dans le cadre de la pandémie COVID-19, Mémorial A n° 363 du 06 mai 2020), which is based on the lLaw of 24 March 2020 extending the state of crisis declared by the Grand-Ducal regulation of 18 March 2020 introducing a series of measures as part of the fight against COVID-19.
The new emergency aid offers self-employed workers a single lump-sum capital grant, the amount of which varies according to the applicant's income bracket.
The persons must be self-employed as a main occupation and affiliated to social security since 15 March 2020 and the temporary financial difficulties must be linked to the COVID-19 crisis.
Other conditions are:
The aid can be cumulated with the other aid relating to the COVID-19 crisis.
Until 19 October 2020, 4,182 applications have been processed and are eligible for additional direct support of up to €4,000 for self-employed persons depending on their income. The total amount used was at that date €13,513,000.
The government published new data on the use of the use of this measure on 20 May 2021. Until 20 May 2021 4.196 self-employed companies received €13,358,000.
||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2020), Implementation of new emergency aid for independent workers, measure LU-2020-19/965 (measures in Luxembourg), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LU-2020-19_965.html
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