Coronavirus: what about the employment benefits in Brussels?

Author: Anne Ghysels (Legal Expert)

The Brussels-Capital Region is limiting the impact of the health crisis on its employment aid programmes Aciva Brussels Brussels and Activa reduced fitness for work.

Both measures are activations of an employment benefit valid for a certain period of time.

If an employee recruited in the framework of an Activa Brussels and Activa reduced fitness for work is made temporarily unemployed during the period between 1 March 2020 and 31 May 2020, the granting of the employment benefit and the period for which the employment benefit is granted will be suspended.

The terms of this suspension are discussed within Actiris. Actiris will communicate these to you personally by post for your employees concerned.

We ask you to share this information with us so that we can adapt our programs for the employees involved.


Source: Decision of the special powers of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region no. 2020/018 concerning the various provisions on employment and socio-professional integration including the social economy, Belgian Official Gazette of 13.05.2020.

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