Support measures for the self-employed extended until 30 June
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Support measures for the self-employed extended until 30 June

The Belgian government is extending support measures for businesses and self-employed persons affected by the coronavirus until 30 June, according to a press release from the office of Minister David Clarinval.

The measures are intended to help self-employed workers whose activities have been interrupted by the pandemic.

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To qualify, a person must be able to demonstrate a decrease in income of at least 40% during the month prior to the one in which they are requesting relief.

An additional measure was added to help someone who has suffered a work interruption because of a need to quarantine or provide care for a child.

People who meet these criteria are able to apply for replacement income from the federal government.

Helen Lyons
The Brussels Times