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Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, of March 17, about extraordinary urgent measures to face the economic and social impact of COVID-19, implements action measures to manage the extraordinary benefit for self-employed workers affected by the state of emer- gency for managing the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19.


  • Be affiliated and registered to SS, on the date of the declaration of the emergency status.
  • In the event that your activity is not directly suspended by the provisions of Royal Decree 463/2020 of March 14 (hospitality, retail …), prove the reduction of your turnover in, at least , 75% percent, in relation to the invoices issued in the previous semester.
  • The payment of contributions to Social Security must be actualized.

What does the self-employed get thanks this extraordinary benefit?

  • The amount will be 70% of the monthly regulatory base; This is calculated with the average of the bases of the contribution made during the 12 months prior to the legal situation of cessation of activity. The minimum base of the benefit is €661.08.
  • The Extraordinary benefit will have a duration of one month which will be ex- tended if necessary, until the last day of the month where the emergency state will end up, in the event that it is extended and lasts more than one month.
  • The time of contributions will not reduce the periods of benefit for cessation of activity to which the beneficiary may be entitled in the future.
  • This extraordinary benefit is incompatible with any other Social Security benefit.

Documentation to request the benefit:

  • Application Form duly completed.
  • Photograph or pdf file of the DNI (on both sides).
  • ‘’Libro de Familia’’ or certificate of birth (just if the applicant has some children).
  • TGSS certificate of being up to date with payment.
  • Model 145 of data communication to the payer (IRPF)
  • To allege reduction of monthly billing: List of invoices issued and received in the last 6 months and even the invoices themselves.