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 …

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UNOFFICIAL translation of Order SND / 388/2020, of May 3, which establishes the conditions for the opening of certain shops and services to the public, and the opening of archives, as well as for the practice of professional and federated sport.

CHAPTER I Conditions for the opening of retail establishments and commercial premises and similar services to the public Article 1. Reopening of retail establishments and commercial premises and of similar services. 1. All retail establishments and commercial premises and activities of professional services whose activity had been suspended after the declaration of the state of alarm under the provisions of article 10.1 of Royal Decree 463/2020 , of March 14, declaring the state of alarm …

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The New Normal

Today 2 May 2020, the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, has given a press conference appearance with a ” message of hope ” after seeing how the curve of Covid 19 cases is decreasing. The Prime Minister has indicated that next Wednesday (6 May) the Council of Ministers will propose another two week extension to the state of emergency due to Coronavirus and seek approval for the measure in the Congress of Deputies. The further de-escalation of confinement which …

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Guide for tenants: how to apply for micro loan rental aid during the Coronavirus crisis?

How to apply? To request a Micro Loan, the tenant will have to fulfill the requirements and present to his own financial institution the documentation required by the Government. This loan will go directly to paying the rent, that is, the beneficiary will not be able to physically dispose of the money. Interest Free Micro Loans for the purpose of paying the rent are granted through your own bank IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE. All queries …

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How to defer self-employed / Autonomos’ social security payments during the coronavirus state of emergency.

The scheme for the postponement of payments of contributions to the Seguridad Social which has been approved by the Spanish Government, is ONLY applicable to those businesses whose activity has NOT been suspended due to the State of Emergency Requirements and details: – the payment period referred to for Businesses is April to June and Automomos ( Self employed) is between May and July 2020. – For those businesses and self employed who do not …

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What to do if you are Unemployed now or laid off due to Covid19 closures in the Canary Islands

Workers are in DIFFERENT situations please read until the end of this page and watch for updates. The situation is changing daily. Latest 27 /3/2020:The Spanish Government has prohibited dismissals as a result of Covid19 and has approved a simplification process for the ERTE process (temporary suspension of contracts) “Maintaining jobs is the priority. If it is possible to join an ERTE scheme, dismissals are now illegal”  Translation of full Press release here *  Link to …

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Autonomos: Cese de actividad extraordinaria -Translation of An Explanatory note received from a Mutua

After the publication in the Official State Bulletin of the Royal Decree law-8/2020, o the 17 de march, urgent extraordinary measures to combat the economic and social impact of COVID-19, an extraordinary benefit for curtailment of of activity has been established. The duration of this is limited to one month from the 14 of March 2020, or until the last day of the month in which the State of Emergency is terminated, should this be …

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Dismissals and Temporary Suspension of contracts New measures announced 27/3/2020

March 27, 2020 – The Council of Ministers has approved a Royal Decree-Law on Complementary Measures relating to the Labour sector to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 health crisis. The new measures outline specify and reinforce the application and control the mechanisms of the measures put in place through Royal Decree-Law 8/2020 of March 17. The objective is to provide better coverage and establish specific measures for some sectors. It is also intended to …

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Sickness Benefits: How will periods of preventive isolation for COVID-19 be considered

Official source in Spanish http://www.seg-social.es/wps/portal/wss/internet/FAQ/897e30db-3172-4528-987f-ab1ffde1b8e7/dc3893c2-c35a-4b44-9319-9b6aab435c9f/218510af-cd9b-4177-89a8-c846f68223ef Unofficial translation in English Temporary disability: information for workers 1)How will periods of preventive isolation be considered in COVID-19 processes? These periods will be considered as temporary incapacity due to a common illness for financial benefits purposes, regardless of treatment , to be treated as an exceptional addition to the contingency of work accidents. 2)Who will issue the withdrawal, confirmation and registration documents (Sick Notes) in the COVID-19 processes? What …

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S1 (Formerly E121)

S1s and Brexit UK-funded healthcare using an S1 from 1 January 2021 If you’re living in Spain before the end of 2020, your rights to access healthcare will stay the same from 1 January 2021 if you’re either: receiving a UK State Pension receiving some other ‘exportable benefits’ a frontier worker (someone who works in one state and lives in another) This means that you’ll get: continued access to healthcare in Spain using your UK-issued …

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HMA Message to British nationals living in Spain or visiting the country

update 19/03/20  21.50 There are still lots of questions about returning to the UK from Spain, Here’s Ambassador Hugh Elliott’s latest message. Today the Embassy have also uploaded a Q&A to provide further guidance at this link: https://bit.ly/2UeKvpW An update from Ambassador a Hugh Elliott We advise British travellers who wish to return to the UK to make travel plans as soon as possible.  More info: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain ************************************************************************** As police cars are now patrolling the main tourist …

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Important Reassurance From EU for ExPat Workers and Retirees

Protecting citizens’ social security rights (Part of) Press release 30/1/2019 The Commission has consistently made clear that the rights of EU citizens in the United Kingdom and UK nationals in the EU are our priority. They should not pay the price for Brexit. Today’s proposal aims to ensure that in a “no-deal” scenario, the entitlements of those people who exercised their right to free movement before the UK’s withdrawal are safeguarded. These entitlements include periods of …

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Brexit: citizens’ rights and what you can do NOW

UPDATE 01 August 2020 Living in the EU preparing for Brexit: UK nationals in the EU There will be no change to your rights and status as a UK national living in the EU until after Brexit. You can still work, access healthcare and collect your pension as you do now. The Withdrawal Agreement The Withdrawal Agreement sets out the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and provides for a deal on citizens’ rights. You will be covered by the …

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Where do I go to get Vaccinations for trips to other countries?

Whether or not you are eligable for national health cover here in Tenerife you can still use the International Vaccinations centre in Santa Cruz to get the  innoculations required for visiting other countries such as India. The centre is located just past the entrance to the Rambla near the Monumento a la Victoria “angel statue” Sanidad Exterior Rambla Santa Cruz, 169 38001 – Santa Cruz de Tenerife Teléfono: 922 99 92 10 You must make …

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Changes to Social Security and Autonomos (Self Employed)

If  you struggle with Spanish and you are an “autonomo”  – a self-employed person, you may not understand a text you have received  from the Social Security recently – something like this one  The text directs you to a website here  Individual letters are also being sent out which detail the same information as on the website. In a nutshull from the 1st of October all self-employed workers must carry out all their procedures involving …

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