A self-employed person is entitled to social basic protection. For this, he or she must join a social insurance fund, to which he/she pays contributions. These contributions are determined based on the income and provide access to, among others:
- health and disability insurance
- child benefit
- droit passerelle (rights in case of bankruptcy)
- maternity insurance
- industrial disability insurance
- volunteer care benefits
All the information about the social security scheme of self-employed persons (fr) is available on the website of the FPS Economy. On the website, you will also find which steps you need to take when establishing a company (fr) and hiring staff (fr).
A self-employed person is able to expand his/her, and his/her family's, social protection by taking out extra insurance policies, for instance.
The National Institute for the Social Security of the Self-employed (NISSE) safeguards the social security scheme of self-employed entrepreneurs - from the establishment of their business until after their retirement - and this contributes to their social and economic health and safety.