Assistance to self-employed entrepreneurs, whose revenues had decreased or who had to close their operations
Eligible applicants are self-employed entrepreneurs who, at the time of the emergency situation, state of emergency and state of crisis, suspended their self-employment based on a decision of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic or their revenues decreased by at least 20% (or 10% in March).
The target group are self-employed entrepreneurs, who were insured for sickness and pension insurance in the period until 31 March 2020 and the insurance is still valid after this date, or who are under the so-called Social insurance payment vacation. The financial contribution cannot be provided the self-employed entrepreneurs, who have a revoked or suspended trade license. The eligible applicant must have been established and begun to operate his/her activities no later than on 01.02.2020.
The self-employed entrepreneurs who have a concurrent employment relationship or who have revoked or suspended a trade license are not entitled to this support.
The support to compensate for the loss of income from business activity is provided from 13 March and upon the decrease in revenues.
The decrease in revenues applicant demonstrates one of the ways (chosen by the applicant):
1. Comparing the revenue for the reporting month with the revenue for the same month of the previous year
2. Comparing the average monthly revenue in year 2019 (i.e. 1/12 of total revenue for 2019), with revenue for the reporting month – only those who were entrepreneurs throughout the year 2019 can use this method
3. February 2020 revenue is compared with the reported month revenue – this method applies only to those who were not entrepreneurs during the whole year 2019 and begun to operate business no later than on 1.2.2020.
Applications shall be submitted to the competent local Labour Office.
Applications for March are due until the end of April. More information is available at: