SPECIAL SUPPORT

 

PROGRESSIVE ACTIVITY RESUMPTION SPECIAL SUPPORT FOR COMPANIES IN A SITUATION OF BUSINESS CRISIS

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN

The progressive activity resumption special support for companies in a situation of business crisis was recently modified by the Portuguese Decree-Law nº6-C/2021 of January 15th, that provides support for the maintenance of work positions. The extension of this support, until the end of the 1st semester/2021, implies a few alterations, among which:

  1. It now includes managers of companies with permanent workers, with social contributions carried out in the company;
  2. Ensures a 100% payment up to 3 Guaranteed Monthly Minimum Incomes (1.995€);
  3. Creates the simplified support for microcompanies up to 2 Guaranteed Monthly Minimum Incomes (1.330€).

See here the main characteristics of these employment support measures:

RESUMPTION SUPPORT MEASURE

Beneficiaries:

- For the private employers, including those of the social sector, who are in a situation of business crisis. Includes managers of companies with permanent workers, with social contributions done to the company.

Support measure:

  • Normal gross retribution until 3 Guaranteed Monthly Minimum Incomes (1.995€);
  • 50% reduction of the social contributions (without the compensation).
 

 

SIMPLIFIED LAYOFF

Beneficiaries:

- All the entities forced to close under the terms of article 14 and 15 in the Annex I (Portuguese Decree-Law nº3-A/2021);

- The members of the statutory bodies (MSB) maintain a full exemption from the employing entity's social security contributions (they have no right to the compensation).

Compensation:

It is paid by the social security to ensure the normal gross retribution of the worker, up to the limit of 3 Guaranteed Monthly Minimum Incomes. (News)

 

 

SIMPLIFIED SUPPORT FOR MICROCOMPANIES

Beneficiaries:

- Microcompanies employer in a situation of business crisis (DL 46 - A/2020),

- Employer that benefited from simplified layoff.

Financial Support:

2 Guaranteed Monthly Minimum Incomes (1330€) per worker.

Condition:

The employer can't cease contracts for collective dismissal and extinction of work positions up to 2 months after the end of the support measures.

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT MEASURES FOR SELF-EMPLOYED WORKERS

Self-employed workers can have access to the following employment support measures :