New Coronavirus

Information for self-employed persons

Entitled are self-employed persons as listed below:

Hardship regulation (new since 16.04.2020)

Entitlement is granted to self-employed persons who are allowed to continue their activities but who are in financial difficulties due to the situation. The prerequisite is that a minimum income of 10,000 Swiss francs has been settled with the compensation fund for the year 2019. Self-employed persons whose income subject to AHV contributions for 2019 was more than 90,000 Swiss francs are not eligible.

 

Cessation of business

If you have had to give up your employment as a result of the Federal Council's measures to combat coronavirus, you are entitled to compensation for loss of earnings.

 

Loss of third-party care for children up to 12 years of age (exception for children, young people with disabilities)

If you have had to interrupt your employment because third-party care for your children under 12 was no longer guaranteed, you are entitled to compensation for loss of earnings. Exception for children and young people with health problems, from 12 to 20 years of age: You are entitled to compensation if the regular third-party care is discontinued due to closure, e.g. special school or social institution.

 

Quarantine

If you had to interrupt your work because you had to go into quarantine because of a doctor's prescription, you are entitled to compensation for loss of earnings.

 

Ban on events

If you are a freelance artist and events have been cancelled or you have had to cancel your own events, you are entitled to compensation for loss of earnings.

The compensation is regulated in accordance with the income compensation regulations and is paid as a daily allowance. This corresponds to 80 percent of income and amounts to a maximum of 196 francs per day.


Registration with the Compensation office