For any workers will be posible the Compatibility of Unemployment Assistance and Self-Employment registration. Compatible for a maximum period of 270 days.
Currently it is compatible to collect unemployment and start an activity as a self-employed worker.
Unemployment benefit can be made compatible with self-employment for a maximum of 270 days. Or for a shorter period if there are fewer months left before the benefit runs out.
The worker must apply for compatibility within 15 days of registering as a self-employed worker at the Public Employment Service offices.
Compatibility of Unemployment Assistance and Self-Employment registration
Partners of labour companies
The same will apply to those who receive unemployment benefit and who have also become shareholders in newly created labour companies. Or also worker members of newly created worker cooperatives. Those who are covered by the Special Social Security Regime applicable to their self-employed activity.
In addition, when the self-employed person takes advantage of this compatibility, they will receive 100% of the amount of the unemployment benefit with a discount of the personal income tax. And without deduction of Social Security contributions.
There are some circumstances in this general approach that would exclude the possibility of making unemployment compatible with being self-employed. For example, if it is a question of incorporation as a partner in a commercial company. Or when the professional intends to join a self-employed activity, a cooperative or a Worker Owned Company that has already been set up.
Nor will it be possible when the last registration with the Social Security system was, precisely, as a self-employed person. Nor will it be possible if this type of activity has been used in the two years prior to the date of commencement of the new activity as a self-employed professional. The last exclusion posed by Social Security is if a contract is signed with someone who has previously worked as an employee.
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