The self-employed play an essential role in the Luxembourg economy and are also affected by the COVID-19 crisis. In order to support them financially, the Government approved today, on a proposal from the Minister for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Lex Delles, a draft Grand Ducal regulation aimed at establishing a certified emergency indemnity of 2,500 euros in their favor.
The granting of this aid measure is subject to a number of conditions. The applicant must thus encounter temporary financial difficulties due to the consequences of COVID-19, employ less than 10 people and his professional income serving as a basis for calculating social contributions must not exceed the amount of two and a half times the minimum social wage.
The Minister for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Lex Delles, underlines that "we want to support all the actors of the economic sector. This compensation will help the self-employed to overcome this period of crisis."
Detailed information will be available tomorrow on the Guichet.lu website. The form for submitting requests will be available on Guichet.lu at the start of next week. The request is submitted through an online assistant available through the professional area of MyGuichet.Lu using a Luxtrust product (e.g. Token, Smartcard or Signing stick) or an electronic identity card. This online application was developed by the Ministry of the Economy with the support of the Government IT Centre (CTIE).
Press release by the General Directorate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises