Self-employed workers have to present a declaration on the person that directly manages the commercial, industrial or other type of establishment or, where appropriate, the temporary or final termination of the activity at the INSS within a period of 15 days from the start of the TDsituation, so that the Administration can verify the situation of the recipient's establishment during the TD situation.
However, sanction procedures will only be initiated if the presentation of the declaration occurs 45 days after sick leave.
Non-presentation of the declaration or an untimely declaration will be considered a minor infringement and penalised with loss of the benefit for one month.
It is an obligatory document, as a result of which it will be possible to continue with the process even if the declaration is not available. If the worker meets all the requirements, the process will be approved but the benefit will not be paid, and the suspension of the payment will be maintained until the declaration is presented.