Introduction of a certified emergency allowance (2021) for the self-employed (EUR 3,000, 3,500 or 4,000)

In the context of the Covid-19 crisis, the General Directorate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises has set up a new certified emergency allowance (2021) for the self-employed.

The financial aid is in the form of a single flat-rate cash payment whose amount varies (EUR 3,000, EUR 3,500 or EUR 4,000) depending on the income bracket of the person concerned.

It is only available to people:

  • whose main activity is as a self-employed person; and
  • who are registered as such with the Luxembourg social security scheme.

Who is concerned

"Self-employed" means any person who mainly:

  • either carries out, on his/her own behalf:
    • a professional activity within the scope of the Chamber of Skilled Trades and Crafts or the Chamber of Commerce; or
    • a professional activity that is mainly intellectual and non-commercial;
  • or:
    • holds more than 25 % of the company shares of a société en nom collectif, a société en commandite simple or a société à responsabilité limitée having as its object one of the activities listed above; and
    • holds a business permit issued in accordance with the relevant legislation;
  • or is:
    • director, general partner or authorised representative delegated to carry out the day-to-day management of a société anonyme, a société en commandite par actions or a société coopérative having as its object one of the activities listed above; and
    • holds a business permit issued in accordance with the relevant legislation.


However, the aid can only be granted if the following 4 conditions are met:

  1. the self-employed person was registered with the CCSS in that capacity on 31 December 2020;
  2. he/she holds all the authorisations and approvals necessary for carrying out the activity as a self-employed person;
  3. the professional income of the self-employed person which served as the basis for calculating social security contributions for the year 2020 plus, where applicable, any pensions paid by a pension insurance institution:
    • must be greater than or equal to one-third of the social minimum wage; and
    • must not exceed the amount of 2.5 times the social minimum wage (i.e. between EUR 8,567 and EUR 64,259.70 for the financial year 2020);
  4. the self-employed worker is experiencing temporary financial difficulties that have a direct causal link with the COVID-19 pandemic.


Aid applications must be submitted no later than 15 May 2021.

How to proceed

Filing an application

The self-employed person, or their representative (e.g. a trustee), submits the application via an online assistant available through their professional area of

All communications in relation with a submitted application must be made using

The person submitting the application needs a LuxTrust product (e.g. Token, Smartcard or Signing stick) or an electronic identity card.


There are 3 possible scenarios:

  • The person submitting the application is a new user on and does not yet have a private eSpace:
    The creation of the eSpace is done in 2 steps:
    1. registration of a user;
    2. creation of a business eSpace.

A tutorial in video or PDF format is available to guide you.

  • The person submitting the application is a user of and already has a private eSpace: they will have to create a new business eSpace.

A tutorial in video or PDF format is available to guide you.

  • The person submitting the application already has a business eSpace: the existing business eSpace can be used.

Consult the help section.

The aid application must be made via the corresponding assistant. Applications must include all mandatory information and in particular:

  • information about the applicant: self-employed person / company;
  • the national identification number (matricule) of the self-employed person / company;
  • an exact description of the activity;
  • the applicant's bank details (the account must be in the applicant's name);
  • a signed declaration of honour on the accuracy of the information provided.

Supporting documents

Several documents must be attached to the application, in particular:

  • a bank account identification document.

Amount of financial support

The amount of the financial aid (EUR 3,000, EUR 3,500 or EUR 4,000) is determined by the income bracket of the applicant concerned.

The aid is non-refundable.

Payment of aid

The aid takes the form of a subsidy.

Cumulation rule

The aid can be combined with the other types of aid made available in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Forms / Online services

Demande pour l'obtention d'une indemnité d'urgence certifiée (2021) en faveur des travailleurs indépendants dans le cadre de la pandémie Covid-19 (Aide 3 000, 3 500, 4 000 EUR)

Les informations qui vous concernent recueillies sur ce formulaire font l’objet d’un traitement par l’administration concernée afin de mener à bien votre demande.

Ces informations sont conservées pour la durée nécessaire par l’administration à la réalisation de la finalité du traitement

Les destinataires de vos données sont les administrations compétentes dans le cadre du traitement de votre demande. Veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée par votre demande pour connaître les destinataires des données figurant sur ce formulaire. Conformément au règlement (UE) 2016/679 relatif à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel et à la libre circulation de ces données, vous bénéficiez d’un droit d’accès, de rectification et le cas échéant d’effacement des informations vous concernant. Vous disposez également du droit de retirer votre consentement à tout moment.

En outre et excepté le cas où le traitement de vos données présente un caractère obligatoire, vous pouvez, pour des motifs légitimes, vous y opposer.

Si vous souhaitez exercer ces droits et/ou obtenir communication de vos informations, veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée suivant les coordonnées indiquées dans le formulaire. Vous avez également la possibilité d’introduire une réclamation auprès de la Commission nationale pour la protection des données ayant son siège à 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

En poursuivant votre démarche, vous acceptez que vos données personnelles soient traitées dans le cadre de votre demande.

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