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Political leave: time limit for claiming reimbursement or compensation for hours of political leave in 2020

Political leave enables salaried workers, self-employed persons and persons not registered with social security services (mayors, deputy mayors or communal councillors), to carry out their mandate or function alongside their professional career:

  • as such, employees in the public or private sector continue to receive full pay during their time spent on political leave. Employers can request the reimbursement of these remuneration expenses;
  • self-employed persons and persons not affiliated who do not benefit from a pension scheme (old-age, invalidity or early retirement) and are under 65 years of age are granted a lump-sum compensation equal to twice the social minimum wage for skilled workers.

Applications for reimbursement or compensation for hours of political leave taken between 1 January and 31 December 2020 must be submitted by 30 September 2021 at the latest.

This time frame must be observed on penalty of refusal of reimbursement or non payment of compensation.

You can submit your application online via MyGuichet.lu.

For more information on political leave and how to apply, please consult our explanatory information page.

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