Benefit for termination of professional activity
Who is entitled Who is entitled
Self-employed workers with entrepreneurial activity and managers or company directors who have ceased their professional activity and/or closed down their company for justified reasons.
Eligibility conditions Eligibility conditions
Access to the benefit depends on cumulative compliance with the following conditions:
- Reside in national territory
- Involuntary closure of the company or termination of professional activity
- Compliance with the qualifying period: 720 days of activity (as a self-employed worker with entrepreneurial activity or as a manager or company director) with registered pay-slips for a period of 48 months immediately prior to the date of termination of activity
- Regularized contributory situation in the social security system, individually and of the company
- Loss of income that determines the termination of activity
- Enrolment in the employment center of the area of residence, for purpose of employment.
|Duration of the benefit for termination of activity|
|Age of beneficiary||Registered pay-slips||Benefit||
|Less than 30 years||Equal to or more than 24 months||330 days||30 days|
|Equal to or more than 30 and less than 40 years||420 days||30 days|
|Equal to or more than 40 and less than 50 years||540 days||45 days|
|Equal to or more than 50 years||540 days||60 days|
The amount is equal to 65% of the reference earnings (RR) calculated on the basis of 30 days a month.
RR corresponds to the average daily earnings defined by RR=R/360, in which:
R = sum total of earnings registered in the 12 months that preceded the 2nd month prior to the one in which professional activity was terminated
Limits to the amount
- Minimum limit: 443,20 € (100% of the SSI) except if the net amount of the reference earnings used to calculate the benefit was less than the amount of the SSI
- Maximum limit: 1.108,00 € (2,5 X SSI) or 75% of the net amount of the reference earnings used to calculate the benefit.
The daily amount of the benefit is increased by 10% if:
- in the same household both spouses or common law partners are receiving the benefit for termination of professional activity and have dependent children or others in a similar situation, the increase is for each of the beneficiaries.
When one of the spouses or common law partners ceases the entitlement to that benefit, and remains unemployed though no longer entitled to any unemployment related benefit, there is still place for the increase in the benefit for termination of professional activity for the other beneficiary.
- the holder of the benefit for termination of professional activity is a sole-parent and not entitled to alimony due to a court decision.
How to claim How to claim
The Allowance is requested through form:
- Mod.RP5066-DGSS, in the case of self-employed workers with business activity
- Mod.RP5082-DGSS, in the case of managers and directors of companies.
The application is submitted online at the job centre.