Canarian Government Extra Benefit for Certain Autonomos: UNOFFICIAL translation

Help for the self-employed to complete the application for extraordinary benefit for cessation of activity

The Government of the Canary Islands has approved, through DECREE law 4/2020, of April 2, extraordinary measures of an economic, financial, fiscal and administrative nature to confront the crisis caused by COVID-19, among other measures to maintain employment and social support, the MEASURE OF SUPPORT FOR THE SELF-EMPLOYED, set out in article 3 of the aforementioned Decree.
The aid will be granted in accordance with the provisions of article 22.2.c) of the General Subsidies Law 38/2003, of November 17, taking into account the uniqueness derived from the economic and social impact of COVID-19, which allows to appreciate the concurrence of reasons of public, economic and social interest that hinder the public announcement of said subsidies.

The procedure for granting such aid is established in the ORDER of April 21, 2020, which approves the regulatory bases for the procedure for direct granting of subsidies intended to complement the extraordinary benefit for suspension of activity for those affected by declaration of the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19, and in Resolution of April 27, 2020 , of the Director of the Canary Islands Employment Service, the deadline for submitting applications and the credit for the same. 


PURPOSE:
The purpose of this subsidy is to grant the self-employed person residing in the Canary Islands additional support complementary to the extraordinary benefit for cessation of activity provided for in article 17 of  the state Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, of March 17.

BENEFICIARIES:

People who meet the following conditions may be beneficiaries of these subsidies:
a) Be affiliated and registered, on the date of declaration of the state of alarm, in the Special Regime for the Safety of Self-Employed or Self-Employed Workers ( RETA), in the Special Regime for Autonomous Agrarian Workers, in the Special Regime for Social Security for Sea Workers, or in the corresponding Mutual Fund.
b) Having been affected by loss of activity as a consequence of the suspension of activities established in article 10 of Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14.
c) The right to the extraordinary benefit for cessation of activity for those affected by a declaration of the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19, established by the Mutual Society collaborating with the corresponding Social Security, established in article 17 of Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, of March 17.

NOTE: THE SELF-EMPLOYED PERSONS WHOSE ACTIVITY HAS NOT BEEN DIRECTLY SUSPENDED UNDER THE PROVISION OF THE ROYAL DECREE 463/2020, OF MARCH 14, WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED POSSIBLE BENEFICIARIES.

REQUIREMENTS:

In addition to what is specified above, the beneficiaries of the subsidies provided for in this program must meet the following requirements:
a) Be up to date with the fulfillment of their state, regional and Social Security tax obligations.
b) Carry out their business or professional activity and have their fiscal domicile in the territory of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands.
c) Comply with the obligations established in general in article 14 of the LGS.
d) Be registered by third parties in the Economic and Financial Management System of the Canary Islands Government (SEFLOGIC), issued by the electronic office of the procedure, in the Ministry responsible for tax matters, according to the indications that appear in the link: http://www.gobiernodecanarias.org/hacienda/dgtesoro/altas_terceros/ or as dictated by said Ministry.
      
EXCLUSIONS:
The following persons may not obtain the status of beneficiaries:
a) Those in whom any of the circumstances referred to in article 13, sections 2 and 3, of the LGS concur.
b) Those persons who have not been recognized by the Social Security Collaborating Mutual Society the right to extraordinary benefit for cessation of activity as regulated in article 17 of Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, of 17 of March.
c) Those persons who, even though the right to extraordinary benefit for cessation of activity has been recognized, their economic activity was not among those suspended by article 10 of Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14.
d) Those persons who carry out activities excluded by articles 1 of the Regulations (EU): nº 1407/2013, of the Commission, nº 717/2014, of the Commission, and nº 1408/2013, of the Commission, and who specified in Annex 2 of the Order of April 21, 2020,by which the regulatory bases of the procedure for the direct award of these subsidies are approved.

SUBSIDIZABLE ACTION:
The eligible action is the situation of suspended activity of self-employed workers for a maximum of one and a half months from the declaration of the state of alarm, pursuant to the provisions of Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March . Specifically, it is about complementing the benefit received in accordance with article 17.2 of Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, of March 17.

GRANT AMOUNT:
The amount of the grant will be determined by applying 30 percent to the regulatory base,calculated in accordance with the provisions of article 339 of the General Social Security Law, approved by Royal Legislative Decree 8/2015, of October 30 . When the minimum contribution period is not accredited to be entitled to the benefit, the amount of the benefit will be equivalent to 30 percent of the minimum contribution base in the Special Regime of Social Security for Self-Employed or Self-Employed Workers, in the Special Scheme for Self-Employed Agricultural Workers or in the Special Scheme for Social Security for Sea Workers.

APPLICATION AND DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:
The presentation of the request will be made compulsorily by the interested person, who must access the application enabled for this purpose with their DNI-E or Electronic Certificate or through the Cl @ ve Identification System.

Requests that do not comply with what has been previously expressed will not be accepted.

The link to access the application for submitting applications is as follows:
 https://sede.gobcan.es/empleo/procedimientos_servicios/tramites/6393

The deadline for submitting applications for these grants will be two (2) months, counted at from the day after the publication of your Call in the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands: from May 6 to July 6.

DOCUMENTATION TO BE ATTACHED TO THE APPLICATION:
The application includes:
    • Accreditation of not being in any of the prohibitions provided for in article 13 of the LGS, which will be carried out by means of a responsible declaration, as established in article 26 of the RLGS.
    • Declaration stating the subsidies, aid, income or resources obtained or requested for the same purpose or, where appropriate, an express declaration of not having requested them. In addition, you must communicate the request and / or award of other subsidies, aid, income or resources, or new situations that may arise in this regard. It will also be indicated if they are covered by the de minimis regime.
     
Documentation to accompany the application:
Once the application has been created, the following documentation must be provided through the Document Contribution section:

a) The recognition by the Mutual Collaborator of Social Security of the right to the extraordinary benefit provided for in article 17.1 of Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, of March 17.
b) If you did not authorize in the application, you must also provide:
    • Certification certifying that you are up to date in complying with the tax obligations (State and Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands) and Social Security, for the purposes of this application.
    • Work Life Report (Vida Laboral)
    • Accreditation of being registered for activities in the census of taxpayers.