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Benefit for Termination of Activity of Self-employed Workers

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The Benefit for Cessation of Activities for Self-employed Workers is a specific system designed to protect self-employed workers that have Fully suspended their economic or professional activities on a Permanent or Temporary basis (only in legally and statutorily taxed situations), involuntarily or for one of the Reasons specified in the resolution.


  • Financial, technical, organisational or production-related causes.
  • Force majeure.
  • Loss of administrative permit.
  • Domestic violence.
  • Divorce or marital separation agreement.

Formal requirements

  • Registered in the special regime.
  • Request to be removed from the relevant special regime on the grounds of Cessation of Activity.
  • Minimum period of contribution of at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the Cessation of Activity, including the month of the occurrence.
  • Minimum period between two benefits for Cessation of Activity of 18 months from the start of the first., except in the case of an extraordinary benefit, or the continuation of an ordinary benefit.
  • Commitment to activity and active willingness to return to the labour market.
  • Not be entitled to the contributory retirement pension.
  • Have no unpaid contributions in the special regime. Fulfilment of employement-related obligations. (if workers under his or her responsibility).