Last year more than one million independent workers in the country, 10,018 have applied for an exemption from social security contributions, it is clear from the written response from the federal Minister of the Independent Denis Dukarm, the question is no MP-Barbara (Flemish Interest). Of these applications, 4282 as a result of the complete liberation and 4236 on the partial exemption. "Released a total of 22,277,418.47 euros. It is not possible to distinguish between what has been completely or partially released. However, I can tell you that this applies to 26.357 blocks provided in 2018«Said Denis Dukarm. These figures are preliminary data of social insurance funds. They are much lower than a few years.
In 2011, 26.776 independent appealed for the release. In 2016, this figure dropped to 14.548. Neutral Independent Union (NIS) explained this decline includes a new method of calculating social security contributions in force since 2015, in order to better adapt the contribution of real income. Independent, who are unable to pay their contributions to the Social Insurance Fund may request full or partial exemption, if they demonstrate that they are temporarily in a difficult financial and economic situation. On January 1, 2019, these programs can be presented on the Internet and processed by the National Social Insurance Institute for Self-Employed (Inasti), rather than the committee established under the FPS Social Security.