The Belgian government has extended the date for replacement income to independents until 30 June, after the Council of Ministers approved a draft royal decree during the weekend.
The replacement income is accessible to all the self-employed in Belgium whose work has been interrupted or limited as part of the health measures taken by the National Council to combat the spread of COVID-19.
According to Belgium’s social security institute for the self-employed (INASTI), in March, 338,407 payments were processed, while the number in April rose to 345,255 payments. All payments so far represent a total amount of €1.012 billion. (Alexandra Brzozowski | EURACTIV.com)