07 Apr Information COVID-19 Andorra. Application for the aids in the field of Social Security
Yesterday, April 6th, the Decree of 3-4-2020 entered into force. The mentioned Decree establishes the criteria for the application of the aids in the field of Social Security provided in the Omnibus Law.
As we previously announced in our Newsletter number 4, published on March 25th, the measures in matter of Social Security are aimed to alleviate the economic problems that the COVID-19 crisis is causing to self-employed, companies and workers, as well as to protect those groups more affected by the Pandemic (people dedicated to professions of risk that are still operative and people diagnosed by the COVID-19). The measures foreseen in the Decree are the following:
- Insured people who have been diagnosed or isolated by the COVID-19 will be entitled to receive economic benefits for temporary disability.
- Self-employed workers affected by the suspension of activity may request the suspension of their contributions.
- Self-employed people who have suffered a very substantial reduction in their activity and who have been obliged or not to cease their activity, may benefit from a reduction in the contribution base up to the minimum wage.
- For companies affected by the obligation to cease their activity and which still ensure the continuity of employment contracts, for the period in which they remain closed, the General Administration will take over the payment of the employer’s part of the staff contributions.
In this sense, the ANCEI team is at your disposal to help and advise you in the request and application of the above-mentioned aids before the Administration.
You can contact us directly at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jaume Torres Segura
Partner at ANCEI