Benefit for Termination of Activity of Self-employed Workers

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The Benefit for Termination of Activity of Self-employed Workers is a specific system designed to protect self-employed workers that have fully terminated their economic or professional activity on a permanent or temporary basis(only in legally and statutorily taxed situations) involuntarily or for one of the reasons specified in legislation.


  • 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 Termination of Activity.
  • Minimum period of contribution of at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the Termination of Activity, including the month of the triggering event.
  • Minimum period between two benefits for Termination of Activity of 18 months from the beginning of the first.
  • 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).