Coronavirus Walloon Region: aid allowance 25

Author: Anne Ghysels (Legal Expert)
Date:

Following the latest decisions to keep certain establishments closed and restrict certain gatherings both indoors and outdoors in the 4th quarter of 2021, the Walloon government awards you new aid allowances if you carry out an activity that falls under one of the Nace codes below.

Provided that you meet certain conditions, you can apply for the aid allowance on the Walloon platform www.indemnitécovid.wallonie.be from 23 March 2022 onwards.

Do you qualify for this aid allowance?

To be entitled to this aid allowance, you must meet the following conditions:  

  • Have an establishment unit in the Walloon Region before the beginning of the aid period ( before 1st October 2021);
  • Be a very small, small or medium-sized enterprise or be a natural person who pays social security contributions as a self-employed person as his main profession;
  • Have not been in difficulty on 31 December 2019;
  • Carry out an activity falling under one of the following NACE codes:

NACE code

Description

92.000

Gambling and betting activities

93.110

Operation of sports facilities

93.112

Amusement and theme parks

93.291

Operation of snooker and billiard halls

93.292

Operation of recreational areas

93.299

Other amusement and recreation activities

You do not qualify for this aid allowance if:

  • you are in a state of bankruptcy, dissolution or voluntary or judicial liquidation;
  • you voluntarily closed during the aid period (= Q4/2021);
  • you are not registered with the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises (CBE) at the beginning of the aid period;
  • you are not active in the year preceding the aid period.

What is the amount of the aid allowance?

This is a flat-rate allowance calculated on a pro rata basis according to the number of days of closure (as a result of the government measures) during the aid period.

The amount or the maximum of the aid allowance is fixed on the basis of your workforce.

The workforce is the average number of employees in 2019 employed under an employment contract in all the places of business of your company, corresponding to the number of work units (AWU), calculated on the basis of your DmfA declarations of the 4 quarters of 2019.

If your company was established in 2020 or 2021, your aid will be capped by taking into account the average number of employees in 2020 or 2021, as appropriate.

This aid allowance is granted only once per company and per aid period.

If your activity was prohibited in the 4th quarter of 2021

Your workforce

Amount of the aid allowance

0

€ 6,500

> 0 to < 10

€ 10,000

10 to < 50

€ 15,000

50 and ˂ 250

€ 20,000

If your activity was significantly affected in the 4th quarter of 2021 as a result of the decisions of 26 November to restrict gatherings, both indoors and outdoors

You must demonstrate a loss of turnover of at least 25% in the 4th quarter of 2021 compared to the same quarter of 2019;

This aid allowance cannot be combined with the aid allowance also awarded under allowance 25 if your activity was prohibited (see above).

You will receive an aid allowance of 7.5% of the turnover in the 4th quarter of 2019, indexed on the basis of the smoothed consumer price index (2013) during the last quarter of 2021.

This aid allowance may not exceed the ceilings established based on your workforce.

Your workforce

Amount of the aid allowance

0

€ 8,000

> 0 to < 10

€ 12,000

10 to < 50

€ 18,000

50 and ˂ 250

€ 24,000

What do you need to do?

You must apply for this aid allowance on www.indemnitécovid.wallonie.be (allowance 25 ) from 23 March 2022 up to and including 6 May 2022.

Sources: www.indemnitécovid.wallonie.be; Decree of the Walloon Government of 10 February 2022 on the awarding of aid to the self-employed and to companies that had to stop their activities or that were affected in the fourth quarter of 2021 by decisions following the crisis caused by the coronavirus COVID-19, Belgian Official Gazette of 28.02.2022

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