Small statutes: submit the Dimona

Author: Anne Ghysels (Legal Expert)

Two new agreements have been added to the list of "small statutes" training courses/traineeships that require you to make a Dimona declaration.

In our Infoflash of 9 December 2019, we informed you about the change in the workplace accidents legislation and the consequences for you as an employer.

Certain traineeships that are not subject to social security were integrated into the Workplace Accidents Act as of 1 January 2020.

This has consequences for the insurance obligation and the Dimona. Depending on the type of traineeship/training, the regulations determine who is subject to the insurance and Dimona obligation: either the traineeship provider, i.e. you as the employer, or the training institution (= VDAB, Actiris, Forem, training centre, vocational training centre, educational institution, etc.).

Two new agreements have been added to the list of training courses that require you to make a Dimona declaration.

  • in the Flemish Region: the agreement for short training with on-the-job traineeship. This is training organised at your request or that of a temporary employment agency. From 9 December 2021 you (or the temporary employment agency) must submit the Dimona declaration (Dimona type STG)
  • in the Brussels-Capital Region: the First traineeship or the first work experience traineeship. As of 1 January 2020, you must submit the Dimona declaration (Dimona type STG). In practice, when you conclude a First traineeship with Actiris, it has already informed you of your obligation to carry out the Dimona. This obligation has now been retroactively included in the legislation.

Source: Royal Decree of 2 December 2021 amending the Royal Decree of 29 July 2019 implementing section 1 of chapter 2 of the Law of 21 December 2018 containing various provisions on social matters relating to the "small statutes", Belgian Official Gazette of 9 December 2021.

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