Belgium government relief guide
As part of our global efforts to help support drivers and couriers during the COVID-19 crisis, Uber is working to gather up-to-date information about government financial support that you may be eligible for and how you can request it.
In this guide, we’ll help answer important questions and provide access to resources to help you apply.¹
Not in Belgium? Go here to find information for other locations.
Lump-sum compensation amounts for LVC-operators
Wallonia, Flanders and Brussels are granting a one-off lump-sum compensation to LVC-operators affected by the measures taken in the fight against the coronavirus, under certain conditions.
Wallonia announced additional support measures in October 2020. If your head office is in Wallonia, you may be eligible for a one-off lump-sum compensation of EUR 3,000 or more depending on your loss of revenue and number of employees in your company. You qualify if you can show a sales decline of 60% in quarterly activity (Q3 2020 compared to Q3 2019).
You can apply until January 31, 2021.
If your head office is in Flanders, you may be eligible for a one-off lump-sum compensation of EUR 3,000 if your turnover has fallen by more than 60% in the period between 16 November and 31 December 2020 compared to the same period last year. You can apply until February 15, 2021.
Measures applicable to self-employed drivers and couriers
First of all, we strongly advise you to consult your caisse d’assurance sociale. They are the best placed to advise you on the applicability of these measures to your individual situation. Please find the list and contact details of all Belgian caisses d’assurance sociale here. (Social security Self-employed Entrepreneurs, 19th of January 2021).
Those who cannot yet restart or who have to interrupt their activities again can still qualify for the existing temporary bridging right during the months of January to March 2021. You are eligible if you can show a decrease in turnover of at least 40% compared to the same calendar month in 2019. You are not entitled to the temporary crisis measure bridging right in the event of a decrease in turnover if you already have received the payment from the temporary crisis measure bridging right in case of forced interruption for the same calendar month. You cannot accumulate both benefits (Social security Self-employed Entrepreneurs, 19th of January 2021).
Deferral of payments
Deferral of payment of certain types of taxes. Self-employed drivers or couriers can apply through SPF Finances for a payment plan to cover certain types of professional taxes (withholding tax, VAT, personal income tax, corporate income tax and corporation tax) (Federal public service Finance, 19th of January 2021).
You can apply until March 31, 2021.
Measures applicable to employers / fleet partners
Partner drivers who are temporarily either wholly or partially unable to deploy their staff due to the novel coronavirus are entitled to claim temporary employment benefits for force majeure or economic reasons (national employment service, 19th of January)
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The last update of this web page is made on Januari 29th 2021.